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    “An American to Mexicans/a Mexican to Americans” (Pat Mora). This is a quote from a poem about being Mexican American immigrant and all its struggles. In America immigrants will always be seen as immigrants, even if they are American citizens. Immigrants have trouble being successful in the the U.S. because of the way they are treated by U.S. born citizen - especially xenophobic people. This causes them unable to obtain freedom because they are undermined as citizens. An immigrant wouldn’t know what

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    In summary, the differences between myself and the community of Mexican-Americans is that I am a black African from Nigeria and the community consists of white Hispanics from Mexico. Mexican Americans came, as the name implies, from Mexico. Immigration of Mexican into USA started from the gold rush in California and the copper mining in Arizona, but a large number immigration came as a result of political unrest in the early twentieth century. This immigration came in four huge waves. According

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    The Mexicans in the United States differ from that of Mexicans in Mexico because of the formation of a distinct Mexican-American Identity. In the reading it states that the people that populated the lower side of the United States which would once was Northern Mexico would be stuck in a kind of limbo. Holding on to their cultural roots but almost embracing their environment in which they are surrounded. When Northern Mexico was annexed by the United States in 1849 the Mexicans were also annexed turning

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    Up until the 1960s Anglo social scientists wrote most of the literature about the people of Mexican- descent in the United States. Their analysis of Mexican American culture and history reflected the hegemonic beliefs, values, and perceptions of their society. As outsiders, Anglo scholars were led by their own biases and viewed Mexicans as inferior, savage, unworthy and different. Because Mexican scholars had not yet begun to write about their own experiences, these stereotypes were legitimized and

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    The Mexican and Mexican American people were very vital from 1900 to the 1950s when it came to farm labor. They did a lot for the farmers here in the United States when the rise for agriculture workers went up. The link between the labor workers and the American farmers came about because of the the worker program that was going on during the first World War, that is when the need for agriculture workers really boosted. There were also times when the need of workers intensified, luckily there was

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    Hispanic Americans, or Latinos, are a very large and diverse ethnic group in the U.S. Altogether, they make up about 44 million people or 15% of America’s population. Individuals who make up this category can identify with various nationalities and backgrounds. However, the 2010 U.S Census – as stated in the textbook -- reported that 75% of its total Latino respondents identified being of Mexican, Puerto Rican, or Cuban origin. According to the lecture notes, 65% of Hispanics claim to be Mexican Americans

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    The purpose of this study is to see how Mexican American parents’ parenting style is influenced by their perceived neighborhood danger and their cultural values. It was a cross-sectional research study that looks at how the parents' cultural values and perceived neighborhood danger along with their levels of demand and responsiveness increase the chance of one parenting style of the other. They did not measure autonomy granting. The authors of this article also state that it’s possible for new parenting

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    an increase of Mexican immigration in the United States, which greatly increased the population. There were significant incidents of racism between Mexican Americans and Americans that affected the view on World War II. Mexican Americans were drafted into or volunteered for the U.S. army. Since there was an increase of immigration, Mexican Americans had more opportunities of getting jobs in the United States, especially in the west. World War II had many effects on Mexican Americans, and that changed

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    differences are ethics , nationalism, and.family Alejandro Olvera is is 39 years old . Olvera is very familiar with how the Mexican society/culture effects it speaking norms.On Oct,3,2015 we discussed what main characteristics were found in the contents of Mexican speeches and how exactly the apply their culture into their speeches.We also discussed the similarities/differences of the American culture.There are many different aspects the play a role in how culture affects its speakers. First of all, Family

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    were basically Mexican Texans so they called people from Texas Tejanos which is Spanish for Texans. The Texans actually wanted to be their own country at first. They they start applying for annexation to the US. Texas was actually two times the size back then then it is today. It stretched as far north as states today such as Colorado, Kansas, and even Nebraska. The United States was justified in going to war with Mexico because of American soldiers being killed innocently by Mexican troops, Mexico

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    Americans were outraged over the border dispute at the Nueces and the Rio Grande rivers, and Mexicans were irate with America’s annexation of Texas. President James K. Polk availed in the atmosphere of animosity, hurrying to place troops on conflicted land. On May 9, 1846, he found his cause for war. Mexican and American troops had engaged in combat on April 24, which led American blood spilt on contended soil. However, through all their fighting spirit, the Americans faithfully ignored their own

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    Mexican American Murals

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    Throughout history Mexican and Mexican-American identity underwent trials and tribulations of political and social stature. One of the ways best to display and communicate identity is by art because murals are a powerful tool when it comes to developing and shaping a voice for people to be heard or remembered. Murals are important in that they are monumental, public and pedagogical (notes). One example of how powerful and important murals can be, are the murals of Chicano Park and stories behind

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    After their respective revolutions, Mexico and Cuba were left with crumbling social, economic, and political structures in need of revamping. Land, labor, and social reforms, as well as political alliances with powerful countries were extremely influential in determining both the successes and failures in the post-revolutionary Mexico and Cuba. Many contextual differences influenced the approaches and outcomes of the regimes that arose following the revolutions. The following paragraphs will attempt

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    subculture group? Where are they from? The Mexican Americans are a population of Spanish speaking individuals whom inhabit an area of Southern Texas named Hidalgo County. This cultural group often refers to themselves as being “true Texans” while referring to those individuals who speak English as being outsiders. The Mexican American population is comprised of a myriad of different statuses. Many families have resided in this area since Spanish American first began to migrate and settle here. The

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    INTRODUCTION Throughout the 1840s and 1850s a major war happened called the Mexican American War which drastically changed the U.S. and Mexico and lead to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to be signed and which established the Rio Grande and not the Nueces River as the U.S Border. This also lead to the U.S. annexation of Texas and lead to the Mexico agreeing to sell California and the rest of the territory for 15 million. So you 're probably wondering why the war was fought but you 'll find that

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    in to the southwestern lands after the Mexican-American War because of inexpensive land, during the time Mexicans had supervised the wide area of the Southwest conserving their chapels and ranches, Americans shortly ordained the Mexicans out of the Region nonetheless those who remained adjusted to the Anglo society. Planters won lands from Mexicans and began Discriminating, by responding Mexicans retaliated by assaulting American cliques, Mexican Americans in California Encountered situations equivalent

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    De Leon is attempting to demonstrate that Mexican Americans, during the World War I years and the 1920s, expected to become more socially integrated, accepted, and acculturated into American Society, especially Texas, where there were large numbers of Mexican Americans, and an age of modernity was taking place. De Leon, highlights the endeavour that Mexican Americans took to display their patriotism by helping the United States defeat the axis powers during World War I, in order to become more accepted

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    The Mexican American culture accounts for a very large percentage of Americans in the United States. Mexican Americans are known for their strong cultural beliefs as well as their authentic spicy food and tequila! (Jiminez) Over the years, the United States has been strongly influenced by the Mexican American culture. Americans outside of this culture have adopted many of their cultural traditions such as cooking techniques, fashion trends and arts and crafts. The most common religion within their

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    Mexican Americans/Chicanx people in the United States throughout the 20th century have always had disadvantages in the United States. They been fighting oppression, discrimination and equal rights in this country. From establishing a colonial labor system, enforced immigration laws, LAPD police brutality, El Plan de Aztlán, El Plan de Santa Bárbara, and the 1968 walkouts. The history of Chicanx people in this country is huge but is still not really well known by many but thanks to all of the fighting

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    Mexican American War “...May the boldest fear and the wisest tremble when incurring responsibilities on which may depend on our countries peace and prosperity…” -James K. Polk. What our 11th president meant by this is that we need to maintain good relations to bring success as this is the opposite of what Mexico wanted. In 1845, many Americans believed in manifest destiny which was the belief that the United States was destined to stretch from coast to coast. As this idea scattered through America

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