Mexico Essays

The Mexican American War

On May 9th, 1846 President James K. Polk delivered a war message to Congress, stating that “Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory, and shed American blood upon the American soil. ” Four days later, Congress declared war against Mexico, and across the nation large shows of support for the action followed. So began the Mexican-American War that resulted in acquiring of lands that today make up the American southwest; the states of California,…

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The Occupation of Midle America

What drove the Conquest The Spain’s occupation of Mesoamerica violently destroyed the Mesoamerica social instuition, religion and infrastructure. from 1519-1600 (80), the native population felt from at least 25 million to about a million. 300 years of colonial rules, accompanied by political and economy exploitation. Categorized people by color. Africa begins at the pyrenees The Rome laid the foundation of the Spanish language and culture. Iberians entered from North Africa to Spain (4000 -3500 BC). The celtics arrived through the…

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Advantages of Regional Integration – Summary

Regional Integration The North American free trade agreement (NAFTA) is an agreement signed on January 1, 1994 between Mexico, Canada, and the United States governments. NAFTA goal is to create a trilateral trade bloc in North America to eliminate many barriers to investments and trade between the three nations. NAFTA environmental impact can also be an issue for most Mexicans. NAFTA brought the elimination of one-half of Mexico’s exports tariffs to the U.S. as well as one-third of U.S. export…

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el Chapo Biography

El Chapo was born in the small Sinaloa town of La Tuna and is the oldest of seven children. Guzmán grew up surrounded by marijuana and poppy crops — plants that were cultivated by his father, Emilio Guzmán Bustillo. The elder Guzmán was a violent man who beat his children. El Chapo likely earned the ire of his father by trying to stop him from hitting his siblings. Whereas his father was a source of punishment, his mother Consuelo Loera…

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The Zetas Vs Sinaloa Cartel

The War between the two major drug cartels in Mexico, Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Drug Cartel, has exploded to new extremes and is now affecting multiple countries. There are multiple cartels in Mexico who control certain sections of the country, but all have aligned with one or the other of the two Goliaths. This war started over the drug routes stemming from southern Mexico to the United States of America. The Sinaloa Cartel has controlled these routes for many…

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Irish and Mexican Culture and Customs

If we start to compare how irish people greet to another person and how mexicans we can find a big difference because as we know mexican people always say hi with a kiss in the cheek and is a normal way to greet even although they don´t know each other. Irish people with only say hi is a find to greet another one, for them is really rear to give a kiss in the cheek. For mexicans is really normal…

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Mexican War and the Spanish American War

Both the Mexican War and the Spanish War were a result of unfair treatment against weaker nations. The origins of the Mexican War lay with the United States and its expansionistic policies. Most Americans believed they had a divine right to bring their culture among others, because they were superior. This belief was put forth by Manifest Destiny, which had been circulating around the United States for a long time. The ignorance possessed by the Americans show no courtesy toward…

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Nafta_ Good or Bad for the Economy

I choose NAFTA as my topic because most people have strong opinions as to how NAFTA has affected the economy and whether it has had major significance on the job market. I figured that I would provide NAFTA’s advantages and disadvantages and provide my opinion. NAFTA has had some advantages, for example NAFTA created the world’s largest free trade area, linking about 440 million people and producing $17 trillion in goods and services annually, trade between the NAFTA signatories, form…

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David Alfaro Siqueiros_ the Activist Artist

David Alfaro Siqueiros was a social realist painter known for his large murals in fresco. He was born in Chihuahua City in 1896 and by age fifteen David was already involved in artistic studies and political activism. Siqueiros was involved in direct political action more than most other artists. He was a sophisticated political ideologist who was involved in the political conflicts of the Mexican Revolution serving as a protestor, demonstrator, soldier and leader of an assassination squad. The type…

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Colonization of Mexico

The main purpose of this chapter is to explain the process of the Mexican northern states conquest. It addresses the events that occurred since the Mexican independence from Spain to the annexation of Texas to the United States and the loss of the Mexican more than half territory. 2. The key question(s) that the author is addressing is: What were the facts that led to the conquest of Mexican territories by the United States? What led to the legacy of…

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The War on Drugs_ Throwing Good Money at a Bad Idea

The message? If you use drugs, you might be supporting terrorists. The ads and the accompanying Web site point out that 12 of the 28 terrorist organizations recently recognized by the State Department derive funding through the cultivation and/or trafficking of illicit drugs. Just at first blush, the ads reek of manipulation. The “I Helped” commercial lines up a series of young people, all supposed drug users. One by one they rattle off the nastiness domestic drug purchases have allegedly…

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Metaphor, Tone and Antithesis in _legal Alien_

“Legal Alien,” a collection from “Chants,” is a short free versed poem written by Pat Mora. The poem explores the lives of Mexican-Americans and the cultural tension they have to face. The poet discusses a bi-cultural person whose parents are from Mexico but the person was born and raised in America and is an American citizen by law. Although he can speak fluent English and Spanish, he still has a hard time being accepted by both or one race. Mora’s…

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Will Texas Secede from the United States

We live in a country that is splitting due to political differences. It is expected that some states may want to leave the United States in future years. Governor Rick Perry once said during his time as Texas state governor, “Here is what we know after more than a decade of Republican rule: Texas works. Even The New York Times let it slip into its pages that, Texas is the future” (Perry). Good morning, my name is Caleb Taylor and…

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Program for Education, Health and Food in Mexico

The United Nations formulated global targets to be attained by all nations which are referred to as millennium development goals (MDGs), which need to be met by 2015. This is the foundation for the major development agendas set by separate nations in the world today that all are geared towards these goals. For instance these goals includes poverty and hunger reduction, universal primary education, equitable access to all levels of education and a reduction in maternal and child mortality (Behrman…

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_chicano_ Mexican American Movement

Chicano – a political term made popular in the sixties with the Chicano Civil Rights Movement which followed the example of the Black Civil Rights Movement. The people of the Movement adopted the word Chicano for themselves just as the African Americans had adopted Black. The Chicano Movement fought for all people of the Southwest of Mexican descendancy. These people included those whose ancestors had been citizens in the southwest when it was Mexico before the United States occupied it…

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