• United States Bush Fox Immigration
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    US and Mexico Looking for a Resolution by Paul Heim el For the first time in American history, a President is placing Hispanic voters at the center of politics. George W. Bush has his administration have recently been concerting their efforts towards unifying the United States and Mexico, a task that has been on the priority list of past Presidents, but never as full-pledged as Bush. It makes sense if you think about it: Texas, long ago and far away, was part of Mexico. Now a Texan is trying to ...
  • Segregation And Discrimination In Texas
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    Segregation and Discrimination that effected Black Texans and Mexican Americans in Texas Historians have described the early twentieth century as the nadir of race relations in this country. Ironically, populism, which tried to create a biracial political coalition, helped to encourage segregation in the south. Attempting to prevent any coalition of blacks and poor white farmers, establishment Democratic politicians frequently demonstrated their Necrophobia by accusing blacks of having inherentl...
  • Mexican War 3 Manifest Destiny
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    The Mexican War The United States in 1846 was not justified in going to war with Mexico. The United States did not have proper justification to respond with violence against the Mexican government. The war with Mexico was also a product of the United States' belief of manifest destiny. Polk's over ambition to seize new territory from the Mexicans and disappointment over their refusal to sell him California also possibly played a factor in his willingness to wage war against Mexico. The United St...
  • Cinco De Mayo United States
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    The 5 th of May is not Mexican Independence Day, but it should be! And Cinco de Mayo is not an American holiday, but it should be. Mexico declared its independence from mother Spain on midnight, the 15 th of September, 1810. And it took 11 years before the first Spanish soldiers were told and forced to leave Mexico. So, why Cinco de Mayo? And why should Americans savor this day as well? Because 4, 000 Mexican soldiers smashed the French and traitor Mexican army of 8, 000 at Puebla, Mexico, 100 m...
  • Zoot Suit Riots Mexican Servicemen Mexicans
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    Zoot Suit Riots Zoot suits, associated with the Mexican race, consisted of a long jacket that reached almost to the knees, pants with a "tight stuff cuff", a "wide, flat hat, and Dutch-toe shoes" (Berger 193). These zoo t suits were worn by the Mexican youth who were accused of murder on August 2, 1942. People claimed that Jose Diaz was murdered by a gang that had broken up a party at Sleepy Lagoon ranch located close to Los Angeles. However, even though the lower court did convict them of murde...
  • Santa Anna Crockett Men Alamo
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    The Alamo General Sam Houston is in charge of the Alamo but he needs time to get a army ready to fight Santa Anna. Houston trusts Jim Bowie and Travis but now Bowie is drunk so he leaves Travis in charge of the Alamo. Then Houston leaves with his army to get it ready to fight. Bowie wakes up from being drunk and they raise the flag. Bowie doesn't think they can beat Santa Anna and his 7, 000 troops. Travis gets word that Santa Anna and his men just crossed a river that is way closer than he had ...
  • Mexico Dia De Los
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    Mexico GENERAL Mexico, or the United Mexican States, (Estados Unidos Mexicans), is located on the continent of North America. It is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean, and The United States, Belize, and Guatemala. It has a total of 1972550 Sq. Kilometers of land area. It is slightly less than three times the size of Texas. It has roughly 9330 kilometers of coastline. CLIMATE The climate varies from tropical to desert. There are high, rugged mountains, low coastal plains, high ...
  • Mexicans Came Across Their Land Europeans Natives War
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    I am alone In the speech "I am alone" by Cochise, a Native American leader address to the white people for peace. The story goes back when the Native Americans (Chiricahua tribe) owned the land in the western part of the United States known as Apache land. First the Mexicans came across their land and try to over-rule them in which resulted the Mexican War. The war lasted years and the Natives eventually overcame the Mexicans. After the Mexican War then came the Europeans who sailed across the ...
  • Personal Identity Mexicans Whites Blacks
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    Forming Identities in the White Man's World Through our readings of the Mexicans in the U. S. and the African-American experience modules, we begin to understand the formation of identity through the hardships minorities faced from discrimination. In this paper, I am going to compare and contrast the ideas of identity shown through the readings. These two modules exemplify the theme of identity. We see how Blacks and Latinos tried to find their identity both personally and as a culture through t...
  • Mexicans And Baseball Mexican Sport League
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    Hall of Famer, Lou Ghe rig, once said, "There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all" (ZNET). Baseball: America's favorite pastime. Hot dogs. Draft beer. Tamales? Baseball is commonly considered to be an American pastime, a source of entertainment for the Anglo, blue-collar workingman. What is not known is the role baseball played in the lives of Mexican Americans, and the struggles to earn acceptance among the Caucasian inhabitants of the Unite...
  • Cantinflas A Book Review
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    One should question just why it was that Mario Moreno's film persona, Cantinflas, was the most popular film star in Mexican history. How was it that all Mexicans recognized Moreno? On what level did he relate to them all? The answer lies in his obvious charisma and the dedication he displayed. Due to his charm Moreno was able to get Mexicans to embrace their rich mestizo heritage and begin to deal with the tremendous growing pains experienced by the maturing nation. His immense popularity allowe...
  • Postwar American Society Changes In Labor And Society
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    With the end of the war on September 2, 1945 when Japan surrender to the United States, after the dropping of the atomic bombs, "postwar American society" saw many changes in labor and social status. These changes in America society were not a direct result of the war but rather these changes during the war were a catalyst for coming changes in American society. The advent of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) helped blacks along the way to equality but true equality would not start to come unti...
  • Mexican Illegal Immigrants United States
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    Imagine increasing your income seven to ten times by making a dangerous illegal journey to another land. Would the trip be worth it? Should family be taken along? What means of transportation would be best? How could a job be found once the journey is complete? These are common opportunities and challenges faced by Mexican Illegal Immigrants coming into the United States. Why they come, how they come, and what they do once they arrive are common issues these immigrants must deal with in order to...
  • Illegal Immigration In California The Oncoming Flood
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    "Immigrants are to hordes what sheep are to flocks, or lions to prides. They swarm rather than arrive, their faceless uniformity evoking the insect world and its ceaseless, relentless capacity to reproduce." Over the years many things have been done to try to stop the incoming flow of illegal immigration coming over the western border, but most everything has failed which leads to the millions of Mexican immigrants living illegally in the United States. Millions of Mexicans are living illegitima...