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The Mexican Repatriation Of Mexican Americans

- When Emilia Castaneda was a young girl in the 1930 's, her entire world changed. Her father was a Hispanic male, but she was born in America. The day the Immigration and Nationalization Services (INS) came to send away her father, a problem arose. She and her brother were U. S. Citizens. Officials told her and her brother they could stay in Los Angeles. The offer came with a catch, though. They had to declare themselves orphans and become wards of the state. Emilia refused the offer saying that "she had a father"....   [tags: Great Depression, United States, Mexican American]

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Mexican American And Immigrant Policy

- ... For example, those students who have more advantages, such as parents who have a higher income, have better mental health status. Subsequently, those who have a lesser advantage, these students have an increase in the chances of being discriminated against. They have more problems at home, which cause more stress to the individual. It also effects their concentration at school and the ability to make relationships. Furthermore, the stress that is associated with SES and the lack of socioeconomic resources can cause posttraumatic stress symptoms from perceived racial and ethnic discrimination among Mexican Americans (Flores et al., 2010)....   [tags: Discrimination, Stereotype, Mexican American]

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Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

- I. Introduction A. Attention getter- Do you Know that Chipotle uses organic ingredients and naturally raised chicken, pork and beef. B. Credibility statement-"Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., is one of the leading fast-casual Mexican restaurants in the United States, with more than 1,200 company-owned outlets in 38 states ( International Directory of Company Histories)." C. Thesis Statement- The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate why Chipotle is an undisputed leader in the growing fast food casual....   [tags: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Mexican cuisine, Fast food]

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Pancho Villa’s Role in the Mexican Revolution

- In the early 1900’s, one man bested the rival troops and used his intelligence to defeat the oppressive Mexican regime. Doroteo Arango Arámbula, also known as Pancho Villa, was born into a poor family and worked in the fields. Pancho Villa escalated from a peasant outlaw into a well-known revolutionary war strategist and folk hero. Pancho Villa could easily outsmart troops and use his popularity to help his cause for equality. His actions could not atone for any previous transgressions in his life of crime, but his tactics as a revolutionary war commander made him almost unstoppable when it came to fighting for equality....   [tags: mexican history, mexican regime]

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Which One Is Better, Mexican Or Mexican American?

- ... She stated that she needed the right Mexican man and suave, that can be her worker, and also say that the right Mexican man must have a dark skin color “but of course not too dark” (Valdez 1032). Another statement that she says was “perhaps beige” (Valdez 1032). The word dark was included by Valdez into the script, just to let the reader know that, as much as the American community will love to welcome Mexican-American into United States, they still do not want all the Mexican to come into United States....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, New Mexico]

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Mexican Immigration And The United States

- ... In fact, it is suggested “Mexican-Americans have an external locus of control because of the belief that God’s will controls everything and determines one’s health status” (Eggenberger 3). Mexican-Americans also believe that illness can be a result of punishment from God. When concerning health beliefs, many Mexican-Americans practice hot and cold balances. This practice, unrelated to temperature, deals with specific substances. For example, if an individual has a “hot” illness the illness should be treated by “cold” substance, and vice versa....   [tags: Mexican American, United States, Medicine]

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Mexican Immigration : A Nation Of Immigrants

- ... Beyond 1848: Readings in the Modern Chicano Historical Experience. 1st ed. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/ Hunt Publishing Company, UTSA, n.d. http://www.utsa.edu/president/Essays/Beyond%201848-Responses%20to%20Mexican%20Immigration%201910-1930.pdf. April 14, 2015). After the revolution Mexican government failed to provide to their citizens the sufficient resources to improve their lives, Mexican citizens were seeking for better opportunities. The great depression was the new stage of the United States´economy....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, Mexico]

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Mexican Workers And Their Lack Of Documentation

- ... Because of his “illegal” status in the country, the worker is forced to keep working under the oppressive conditions. Because of their lack of citizenship, these workers are often exploited for their labor. In addition, many times it is difficult to attain jobs, because the preferences are set on white citizens. Usually, whites are favored over people of color. Even those with a criminal background have the same opportunity, as a Mexican worker with no record of criminal history. The exploitation and discrimination of Mexican workers continues to be an issue up to this day....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, Wage]

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Mexican Immigrants And The United States

- ... Moreover, Mexican immigrants faced social hardships in multiple aspects. One of these aspects had been the oppression in the workforce. During World War I a decline of European immigration contractors had begun to search for Mexican citizens as labors. Mexican immigrants faced discrimination from other ethnicities such as Anglos over these immigrants being viewed as a threat to their job security. For instance, in the year 1935 Mexican immigrants working in a Topeka shop had been paid fourteen dollars less for a two week period compared to Anglos conducting the same labor....   [tags: Mexico, United States, Mexican American]

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Analysis of The Mexican Civil War

- Prior to independence, the Mexican Civil War brought many Mexicans into hearding their livestock across the Rio Grande. This trip was intended to ease profit making as American troops were desperate for meats such as raw beef and crops such as corn. This plan would bring a different style of outlaw intuition (Carnes 79). As a result, by 1870 most border region cities were occupied by Mexicans and Mexican-Americans (Matthews 61). However, freedom was cut short when Anglos were the rulers of most of these cities....   [tags: independence, mexican lands, texas rangers]

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The American Army in the Mexican War

- During the 19th century, the United States had two armies. Authorized by congress in 1789, the first was the standing army called as U.S. army. This force consisted of officers commissioned by Congress and men who joined for a five year period. In 1792. Congress created an auxiliary army called as militia. The U.S. army was a national force while the militia was the armies of various states. The militia could be called for federal service: to execute the laws, to suppress insurrections, and to repel invasions....   [tags: Mexican American War, American History]

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Mexican Women Of The United States

- ... As young Mexican women become acculturated they loose a lot of their cul-tural eating habits. Higher acculturation has been associated with poor dietary intake. 32% of working age U.S. born Mexican women are over-weight and 29% are obese, compared to foreign born Mexican women at 37% for over-weight and 23% for obese (Tienda, 2006). The obesity rates for Mexican-American women are higher due to acculturation levels. The low acculturated Mexican population is more likely to consume fruits, vegetables, and eat their meals at home there for consuming less fast food....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, United States, Mexican American]

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Never Marry a Mexican by Sandra Cisneros

- Sandra Cisneros’s “Never Marry a Mexican” introduces readers to Clemencia. Cisneros eludes Clemencia as a woman who appears proud of her Mexican heritage, yet knows not how the slanderous phrase “Never marry a Mexican” her well-meaning mother’s trusty lips utters about Clemencia’s own Mexican father negatively foreshadows her seedy life and gloomy world perspective later down her destructive journey of adulthood. Simply put, Clemencia’s relationship with her mother is "like [she] never had one" (Cisneros 131) especially during the final moments of her sickly father's life....   [tags: women, clemencia, mexican heritage]

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Impact of Globalization on Mexican Culture and Identity

- The ethnic- Mexican experience has changed over the years as American has progressed through certain period of times, e.g., the modernity and transformation of the southwest in the late 19th and early 20th century, the labor demands and shifting of U.S. immigration policy in the 20th century, and the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. Through these events Mexican Americans have established and shaped their culture, in order, to negotiate these precarious social and historical circumstances. Throughout the ethnic Mexicans cultural history in the United States, conflict and contradiction has played a key role in shaping their modalities of life....   [tags: Mexican Culture and Identity]

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Multiculturalism : The American And Mexican Culture

- Ismael Aguirre Multiculturalism in the US Class: 702 Instructor: Sarah L. Colome “Identity” In today’s society there are many words that are used or said without giving it complete thought. For example, the word “identity” is something to which I have never really given much thought or even considered how I identify myself. I am a young Mexican American male growing up in the United States. I identify with both American and Mexican culture. Culture to me is what made you the person that you are today and will also have a major impact in your future....   [tags: Mexican American, United States, New Mexico]

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Exploring the Mexican Independence from Spain

- Introduction To what extent was Mexico’s independence from Spain a “full-scale assault on dependency”. This essay will investigate how the Mexican independence from Spain was only slightly a “full-scale assault on dependency”, due to several political and social conflicts. Firstly, Mexico remained a monarchy (but not under the control of Spain) after the insurgency. Secondly, there was still an official state religion in Mexico. Another reason is because social conflicts reduced the desire for independence .On the other hand, it assaulted dependency because there were some changes within the social hierarchy, and because Mexico was free from Spain....   [tags: Mexican War for Independence]

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Women During The Mexican Revolution

- ... the whore. (Baker 725) The “Adelita”, named after a famous ballad by the same name, refers to a sweet, wholesome woman who is fiercely loyal to the soldiers. She typically got dragged into the fray, yet her innocent view-point makes her an endearing silent victim to the chaos around her who acts as a pillar of goodness and morals amid the chaos. The opposite side of the spectrum holds the “Cucaracha.” This woman mirrors men in terms of excitement for violence, drinking, cursing, and crassness....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Mexican Revolution, Gender]

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Mexican Americans: Perspectives on Death and Dying

- Mexican Americans: Death and Dying Hispanics are the fastest growing minority in the United States, and the majority of them are Mexican in origin (Kemp, 2001). The Roman Catholic Church plays a vital role in the culture and daily life of many Mexican Americans. Consequently, healthcare personnel must become culturally competent in dealing with the different beliefs possessed by these individuals. Nurses must have the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver care that is congruent with the patient’s cultural beliefs and practices (Kearney-Nunnery, 2010)....   [tags: Mexican American Culture, Religion, Beliefs]

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Never Marry a Mexican by Sandra Cisneros

- Sandra Cisneros’s “Never Marry a Mexican” introduces readers to Clemencia. Cisneros eludes Clemencia as a woman who appears proud of her Mexican heritage, yet knows not how the slanderous phrase “Never marry a Mexican” uttered from her well-meaning mother’s trusty lips about Clemencia’s own Mexican father negatively foreshadows her seedy life and gloomy world perspective later down her destructive journey of adulthood. Simply put, Clemencia’s relationship with her mother is "like [she] never had one" (Cisneros 131) especially during the final moments of her sickly father's life....   [tags: clemencia, mexican heritage, la malinche]

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Never Marry a Mexican by Sandra Cisneros

- Sandra Cisneros’s “Never Marry a Mexican” introduces readers to Clemencia. Cisneros eludes Clemencia as a woman who appears proud of her Mexican heritage, yet knows not how the slanderous phrase “Never marry a Mexican” uttered from her well-meaning mother’s trusty lips about Clemencia’s own Mexican father negatively foreshadows her seedy life and gloomy world perspective later down her destructive journey of adulthood. Simply put, Clemencia’s relationship with her mother is "like [she] never had one" (Cisneros 131) especially during the final moments of her sickly father's life....   [tags: clemencia, mexican heritage, la malinche]

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Mexico 's Issues With Mexican Descent

- ... Foolishly, this resulted in me being terrified to travel to Mexico, as I had been influenced to believe the country was only a danger zone. Additionally, this is problematic, as Mexican-Americans are instilling a fear of Mexico in their own children, which can be viewed as a cultural genocide of sort or white-washing. Of course, as I grew with age and became self-aware of the institutions creating issues within Mexico, I stopped finger-pointing and blaming the citizens themselves, as they have been conditioned by said institutions to have certain views....   [tags: Sociology, United States, Mexican American]

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The Mexican Revolution

- The Mexican Revolution The prevailing concern of the Mexican revolution was the welfare of the common Mexican worker, be he a farm worker on a Southern hacienda, or a rancher in the North. The presidents of Mexico, starting most notably with Benito Juárez, really incited the revolution, though laterthe main course of protest and turmoil focused on the presidents themselves. Díaz served as Mexican president until 1910. During his time in office, the Mexican economy and lifestyle were fairly successful; Mexico had good trade relations with the U.S....   [tags: Mexican History]

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The Mexican Revolution

- The Mexican Revolution      There was a huge revolution in the country of Mexico that started in the year 1910, led by Porfirio Diaz, the president of Mexico in 1910. In the 1860’s Diaz was important to Mexican politics and then was elected president in 1877. Diaz said that he would only be president for one year and then would resign, but after four years he was re-elected as the President of Mexico. Porfirio Diaz and the Mexican revolution had a huge impact on the country of Mexico that is still felt in some places today....   [tags: Mexican History]

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A Brief Note On The Mexican Drug Cartel

- Laws 1 Lawrence Laws Mr. Cara World History 31 May 2016 Mexican Drug cartel People may think that selling drugs is good but in reality it 's majorly illegal.Drug Cartel is an illegal organization organized to build and distribute illegal drugs.Drug Enforcement Administration is a United States government agency that was created in 1973 to provide federal resources to combat drug smuggling.Drug Trafficking is an illegal act of smuggling narcotics and controlled substances for extra money. Mexican Drug Cartel is any criminal organization with the intention of supplying drugs into other countries even though they could get into a lot of trouble.America is slowing down drug trafficking and dru...   [tags: Mexican Drug War, Drug cartel, Slavery]

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Mexican American Studies Should Not Be Banned

- ... Mexican-American students at Tucson High School in Tucson, Arizona feel as if they are “culturally damaged” or that people “don’t want [me] here” (Palos). According to them, the students are experiencing these feelings of social isolation and a desire to drop out as a direct result of the lack of interest they find within the school system at Tucson High School (Palos). What people did not understand when the Bill, to eliminate these courses, was passed, and what those same people still fail to comprehend now, is that researching other cultures is a key step in defining our Nation’s identity....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, Race, Culture]

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Evolving Structure of Mexican Drug Cartels

- "A businessman, and a business woman sit across from each other in negotiations. The man proposes four thousand pesos, and the woman says she can't afford that much. She counter-offers with twenty-five hundred pesos. The man agrees and leaves. This was a weekly payment for the protection of the woman's local business against the Juarez Cartel." (Lacey, M. 2010). Many critics are now making comparisons between the Mexican drug cartels, like the one mentioned above, and legitimate corporations like Netflix, or Google....   [tags: juarez cartel, mexican cartels, trafficking drugs]

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Raising The Educational Vista Of The Mexican American

- ... As part of the Chicano movement, Hispanics were restricted from speaking Spanish, or practicing bilingualism. These restrictions forced Hispanic English language learners to attend bilingual programs regardless of their proficiency of English literacy. This action led to Chicanos not being able to perform at their highest capacity. Instead, they felt unintelligent and were discouraged. Anamaria C. Loya is a civil rights activist and attorney, whose aspirations are to work with low income immigrant students struggling with social and economic issues....   [tags: Education, College, High school, Mexican American]

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The Los Zetas Cartel Is A Good Example Of The Mexican Government

- ... Another example of a cartel splitting is what had occurred to the La Familia Michoacana cartel. However, the result of the split is not as favorable to the Mexican government as it was with the Los Zetas cartel. Although La Familia Michoacana was a powerful cartel, the Knights Templar cartel resulted from the eventual collapse of La Familia and they still exists today. La Familia was a unique cartel because their religious beliefs influenced a majority of the actions by the cartel (Insight Crime La Familia)....   [tags: Mexican Drug War, Drug cartel]

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The Mexican American Culture And Depth, As A Workshop Presentation

- This paper will explore the Mexican American culture in depth, as a workshop presentation. This is a culture of which the author of this paper is not a part. This paper will bring together this culture and the author’s chosen career field, complete with career field applications appropriate for this culture. First, a historical background will detail the Mexican Americans. This historical background will include the economic history of Mexican Americans in the U.S., the political history of Mexican Americans in the U.S., and the social history of Mexican Americans in the U.S....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, New Mexico]

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Never Marry A Mexican And Only Daughter By Sandra Cisneros

- Suppose your mother has hammered into your head over years to marry a man unlike your father. You may not ever marry, you may even become a harlot. Now, suppose have six siblings and you are the only daughter. Your Mexican fathers’ only expectation is for you to marry. You end up not marrying, but always seeking your father’s approval. These are the fascinating cultural enriched protagonists in “Never Marry a Mexican” and “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros. The cultural expectations of these women and the roles they decided to take went against what older generations had demanded or saw fit....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Marriage, Mexican American]

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Evil Eye and Curanderismo in the Mexican-American Culture

- Curanderismo or traditional folk healing in Mexican culture is a very ancient belief system. Curanderismo comes from the word curar which literally means to heal. The founding fathers (predecessors) are considered Don Pedrito Jaramillo, Teresita, and Niño Fidencio. These people were not all from the same time period (era) the common belief shared was to rid the patient as he or she is called of an illness whose roots come from evil or evil doing done (performed) by someone else. This system of belief is not to be confused with brujeria or witchcraft as that is an entirely other belief system with its own credos....   [tags: Mexican-American culture, traditional folk healing]

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The Mexican-American War

- The Mexican-American war determined the destiny of the United States of America, it determined whether or not it would become a world power and it established the size of the United States of America. Perhaps the war was inevitable due to the idea of Manifest Destiny - Americans thought they had the divine right to extend their territory. The Mexican-American War started mainly because of the annexation of the Republic of Texas (established in 1836 after breaking away from Mexico). The United States and Mexico still had conflicts on what the borders of Texas was, the United States claimed that the Texas border with Mexico was the Rio Grande, but the Mexicans said that it was the Nueces River...   [tags: Mexican American War]

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Major Problems in Mexican American History

- Major Problems in Mexican American History Mexicans have been a people long oppressed. That is evident not only by the readings edited by Zaragosa Vargas in Major Problems in Mexican American History, but also by the the documentary Chicano!. The Mexicans’ past is underscored by conquest of the present-day American Southwest first by the Spanish and then by the United States following the Mexican American War. With other countries establishing control over them, Mexicans have never really been able to establish themselves....   [tags: Mexican History Culture Cultural Essays]

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The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela as a Reflection of the Mexican Revolution

- The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela as a Reflection of the Mexican Revolution In 1910, the first social upheaval of the 20th century was unleashed in Mexico. Known as the Mexican Revolution, its historical importance and impact inspired an abundance of internationally renowned South American authors. Mariano Azuela is one of these, whose novel, "The Underdogs" is often described as a classic of modern Hispanic literature. Having served as a doctor under Pancho Villa, a revolutionary leader of the era, Azuela's experience in the Revolution provides The Underdogs with incomparable authenticity of the political and social tendencies of the era between 1910 and 1920....   [tags: World Literature Mexican Azuela]

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Mexican Lives by Judith Adler Hellman

- Mexican Lives by Judith Adler Hellman      The author of Mexican Lives, Judith Adler Hellman, grapples with the United States’ economic relationship with their neighbors to the south, Mexico. It also considers, through many interviews, the affairs of one nation. It is a work held to high esteem by many critics, who view this work as an essential part in truly understanding and capturing Mexico’s history. In Mexican Lives, Hellman presents us with a cast from all walks of life. This enables a reader to get more than one perspective, which tends to be bias....   [tags: Mexican Lives Judith Adler Hellman Essays]

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Mexican History And The Mexican Revolution

- Religions played one of the most important factors in the Mexican history, ever since the Spanish conquest, colonialization, independence, revolution, la reforma, and it is still present now days. Most of Mexican population is considered catholic as result of hundreds of years of the Catholic influence. Religious and the church led to many confrontations in Mexican history such as the Mexican revolution where the main flag was the figure of virgin de Guadalupe. Politics and the distribution of power also rose as important issue since the first yeas as independent nation....   [tags: Mexico, Mexico City, Our Lady of Guadalupe]

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Mexican American And Mexican Americans

- Mexican Americans in the United States Mexican Americans have quickly risen to become the majority population in the United States. The Mexican American population has grown so much due to the mass migrations they make from Mexico into the U.S. About 33.7 million Hispanics of Mexican origin reside in the U.S. as of 2012 (Pew Hispanic Center, 2013). Mexican Americans are considered the largest Hispanic origin population, making up two thirds of the whole Hispanic population to reside in the United States....   [tags: United States, Mexico]

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Sandra Cisneros's “Never Marry a Mexican”

- Sandra Cisneros’s short story “Never Marry a Mexican” deals heavily with the concept of myth in literature, more specifically the myth La Malinche, which focuses on women, and how their lives are spun in the shadows on men (Fitts). Myths help power some of the beliefs of entire cultures or civilizations. She gives the reader the mind of a Mexican-American woman who seems traitorous to her friends, family and people she is close to. This causes destruction in her path in the form of love, power, heartbreak, hatred, and an intent to do harm to another, which are themes of myth in literature....   [tags: Mexicans, Cisneros, myths]

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The Mexican Cusine

- What I already know about the Mexican cuisine is that there are different textures and flavors. They use vegetables and herbs that are grown in farms and different spices are used. There are very old recipes from ancestors that are still in practice. There are variety of meats that are used in Mexican cooking like pork, beef, chicken, shrimp and fish. I personally like to accompany my Mexican meal with a Mexican beverage and Margaritas are the most popular. This evaluation is to encourage others to try different culture food....   [tags: species, vegetables, herbs]

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The Mexican Revolution

- Los de Abajo, the realistic portrayal of those involved in the Mexican Revolution. After only reaching a small audience with serialised publications of Los de Abajo, the importance of the novel and author, Mariano Azuela, only became apparent in the 1920’s. The rugged nature of the narrative in the novel proved to be something different to the norm of the romanticised literature that had been published regarding the revolution. A testimonial view provided by an eyewitness account offered ‘mexicanidad’ and a realistic snapshot of life in that era....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Female, Male]

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The Mexican Revolution

- The Mexican Revolution began November 20th, 1910. It is disputable that it extended up to two decades and seized more than 900,000 lives. This revolution, however, also ended dictatorship in Mexico and restored the rights of farm workers, or peons, and its citizens. Revolutions are often started because a large group of individuals want to see a change. These beings decided to be the change that they wanted to see and risked many things, including their lives. Francisco “Pancho” Villa and Emiliano Zapata are the main revolutionaries remembered....   [tags: Politics, Villa, Zapata]

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The Mexican War

- The Mexican War is often regarded as one of the most significant wars in American History. The concept of Manifest Destiny, or idea that the U.S. was destined to stretch from coast to coast, was beginning to preoccupy the minds of many Democratic Americans. Democratic Americans hoped the U.S. would expand and ultimately possess control over the entire continent, because they believed that more land would promote increased economic success. The Whigs, on the other hand, felt the key to expanding the country and its economy was to embrace the economic endeavors that were already being pursued....   [tags: expansion, slavery, politics]

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American Mexican War : The Mexican American War

- American-Mexican War The Mexican-American War marked the first American military battle to be fought on foreign soil. The Mexican American War was mainly driven by the idea of “Manifest Destiny”; the belief that the United States had a right to spread across the continent to the Pacific Ocean. The motives that were really behind Manifest Destiny was the acquisition of new territory ,and the Americans wanted territories which were relatively uninhabited by people they considered inferior, such as Indians, blacks and Mexicans....   [tags: United States, American Civil War]

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The Mexican State of Chiapas

- The Mexican State of Chiapas Historically, the preservation of culture and the progress of development have been conflicting ambitions. Mexico, in particular, has been a frequent witness to the violent clash of the Old and New Worlds ever since European explorers set foot on American soil in 1492. In particular, the Mexican state of Chiapas has resisted the desecration of Mayan culture for the past 500 years, culminating in the Zapatista Revolution that began on New Year’s Eve of 1994. This paper seeks to explore both the chronology of the Mayan fight for political and educational autonomy, as well as detail the historic reformation of the past decade....   [tags: Culture History Historical Mexian Essays]

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"Desert Immigrants: The Mexicans of El Paso 1880-1920" by Mario García

- Desert Immigrants: The Mexicans of El Paso 1880-1920 analyzes and discusses the Mexican immigrants to El Paso, Texas. The most western city of the vast state of Texas, a city in the edge of the Chihuahuan desert; a place too far away from many regions of the United States, but as Mario García explains a very important city during the development of the western United States. He begins explaining how El Paso’s proximity to different railroads coming from México and the United States converged there, which allowed El Paso to become an “instant city”, as mining, smelting, and ranching came to region....   [tags: Mexican immigrants]

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Reasons for and Outcomes of the Mexican War

- Aggravated with overcrowding, rising prices and economic depression; many Americans sought to start a new life away from the eastern seaboard. Those looking for new farm land and trade opportunities cast their eyes on the resources that lay in the vast domain to the west. It did not matter to them if the areas lie in a foreign country or was already inhabited by Mexicans or Indians. Americans justified taking land and displacing Mexicans and Indians through their belief of Manifest Destiny and white supremacy....   [tags: Texas, Sam Houston, California, Miguel Hidalgo]

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The American Of The Mexican War

- ... Even though with all those wars he still managed to talk about the Mexican politics so that in the end the military would still receive some too little attention. Henderson combined, the United States and the Mexican politics together to make it more interesting to those readers and make a story so that not only the Mexicans are reading this but also those in America. During 1821 the Mexican government won its independence from Spain one of the famous General who was famous for the Alamo massacre and also being president of Mexico was General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna....   [tags: Mexico, United States]

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`` Like Mexican `` By Gary Soto

- ... Then, Soto’s mother left a “well, sure if you want to marry her” trapped in the poor boy’s mind distracting him from “math problems” to “cultural geography.” (Soto pg. 278). Overall, a girl to girl conversation is more compatible and easier for girls to share secrets and to become closer with each other. On the other hand, for a boy it isn’t typical to have a bunch of boys talk about secrets and personal stories. Depending on the gender, behaviors can change based on their values and beliefs....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Human]

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The Roots Of Mexican Americans

- The roots of Mexican Americans America the land of opportunities, millions of people have left their countries to look for a chance to start a new life, a new beginning. Over the last 400 years, immigrants from different parts of the world left their countries for different reasons, some for war in their homelands others for economic and social reasons. Mexican community was one of the first group of people that stablished a strong presence in the country; therefor had and still has big influence in the development of the United States economically and industrially....   [tags: United States, New Mexico, Mexico, Colorado]

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The Mexican War And The American War

- Mexican-American War, also known as the Mexican war or the invasion of Mexican, which occurred from April 1846 to February 1848. This war is very meaningful to the United States, which determined whether it could become the most powerful nation or not, also established the size of the United States. The war involved American and Mexican fighting over Texas, after the United States had annexed Texas as the fifteenth slave state. There were several causes for the war happening, some of which major and the others of which minor....   [tags: United States, Mexico, Texas, Republic of Texas]

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Mexican American Forgotten in History

- World War II brought forward the opportunity for many Mexican Americans to show their commitment to this country . United states was lacking men labor because of the recruitment of men for the army. This gave hope for many that wanted to escape their harsh lives back at home. This war was a fight for power and United States needed more support, which led them seeking help. Latinos made great contributions in World War II efforts but still are those like Ken Burns who believes otherwise . World war II brought a turning point in the construction of Mexican American civil rights awareness....   [tags: chicanas, contributions, minority]

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The Community Of Mexican American Youth

- ... Is then when the first conflict appears to the student. The lack of involvement in the American culture by the students creates a limiting in their social environment. An evidence of this statement is the low academic performance which is evident in that ethnicity. Even the Mexican-American communities set apart from these problems. Even so, the lack of support to the culture adaptation generates more conflicts within the community. The increase of students who drop school continues to rise....   [tags: High school, College, Higher education]

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The Immigration Of The Mexican Immigrants

- Most people say that migration of Mexicans to America is a big problem in our country. They say that every immigrant is bad and all they bring to America is drugs. Well that is not true because immigrants actually help this great country. Today we are going to focus on Mexican immigrants. We will talk about different views that people have on it. We will talk about what an immigrant really is. Also define how people think immigration is a problem, causes of why people migrate from one country to another, consequences, and ways we can deal with immigration....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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Problems With the Mexican Health System

- According to Mexican citizens, the health care system needs further reform to improve the efficiency, availability, and quality of medical services provided to the uninsured. A major source of inconvenience in medical provision is the long wait for treatment. Patients with scheduled appointments, as well as those in emergency situations often have to wait hours for care, and it is an accepted fact for those with Popular Health Insurance that a medical consultation in a hospital would likely engage the entire day.Additionally, both Ordoñez Ramírez and Mercadao Juárez agree that subsequent reforms must be made to change the focus of medical treatment towards serious diseases such as cancer and...   [tags: Popular Insurance Program]

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The Banning Of Mexican American Studies

- The Banning of Mexican-American Studies in Arizona: The Loss of Freedom in Education The Latino community has a very high high school drop out rate which has been linked to poverty. Tucson Arizona created a Mexican-American studies program in the 1990’s in order to change this. They wanted to, “help student achievement by making learning more relevant” (Suarez). Many people viewed this as a huge success, while others saw it as an Anti-American program. By banning this program, it inhibits the Latino students along with other students of different races from benefiting from learning about different cultures....   [tags: Race, Racism, Race]

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Mexican Immigrant Oppression in America

- “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”~ Martin Luther King, Jr. As Martin Luther King, Jr, described, oppression is a worldwide problem, however though the most crucial group is the Mexican immigrants in America, due to the economical, educational, and societal discrimination they face in a country where is everyone is said to be free; consequently though due to anti- immigration groups and non- acceptance in America, this problem has remained unsolved, and will remain so until people can learn to accept people for who they are, and not where they come from....   [tags: Immigration Research Paper]

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The Immigration Of The Mexican Immigration Wave

- ... For example, Pope Francis appeared in Ciudad Juarez, MX in 2016. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Pope, “stood on the U.S Mexico border and issued a powerful plea for justice for the thousands of poor, undocumented migrants striving to cross the borders of the U.S…”(Althaus & Rocca A9). About 200,000 thousand people gathered around to hear the Mass, and stood by to hear the enriching words of the Pope as he strived to let encourage those to keep their faith. Several people were interviewed and a young lady shared a story about her 11 year old brother who was murdered....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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The Teacher Of Mexican American Youth

- For my research review I will be going over a broad subject concerning teacher of Mexican-American Youth. I will be looking at how teachers affects Mexican-American Youth and their ability to teach, and willingness to learn about their student’s background over the course of the year. Teachers have an instrumental effect on their students, they are the reason why so many continue with their education or stop their education, they help create an atmosphere for their students that makes them want to work and learn, or they can create an atmosphere that is hard for the student to willingly learn....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher, Culture]

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Spanish Colonialism And The Mexican Independence

- After three hundred years of suffering and oppression by the Spanish crown, and inspired by the fire of revolution sweeping over the world in places such as United States and France, the Mexican population finally decided that they could endure no more, it was time for a change. In this essay I put together some of the various factors of Spanish colonialism that led to the Mexican independence. These factors were the socio political conditions of nueva españa, the enlightment era, as well as various leaders One of the factors that led to the Mexican independence is the socio-political conditions of the native Mexicans after being invaded by Spain....   [tags: Mexico, Mexico City, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla]

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The Culture Of Mexican American Culture

- ... The guest list usually consists of the couple’s parents, siblings, cousins and aunts and uncles. Friends and co-workers are sometimes invited, depending on how intimate the couple wants to make the event. Food in our culture is what varies between events. For baby showers, typical foods consist of some type of protein, whether it is meat or chicken, Mexican rice, which is rice made with tomato sauce, and tortillas. Games played during a baby shower are games like having 4-5 males try to suck a beer out of a baby bottle....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Roman Catholic Church]

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The Formation Of The Mexican Folklorico Dancing

- “Dance is movement aware of itself. Dance is purposeful movement that employs artful communication to express ideas and feelings, meaning that aesthetic intention is present” (Cornett, 2014, p 394). Art could be anywhere and anything it just needs to have creativity in order to make it unique and beautiful. One simple art form, could speak for a thousand words and convey many significant messages such as the art form of dance. Baile Folklorico is a great example of communicating in a unique and a stunning art form....   [tags: Dance, Dance music, History of dance, Choreography]

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Care Giving for the Mexican Elderly

- “Ageing means an increase in life expectancy, prevalence of chronic disease, and need for health and social care services” (Vladislavovna, 2010, 1). Older people need formal and informal support systems to insure independence and an overall good quality of life. Families & friends play a big role in the lives of aging Mexican elderly, “a social network is the collection of interpersonal and communal bonds that people have throughout their lives to establish social relations that satisfy certain needs, and maintain their wellbeing” (Vladislavovna, 2010, 1) this is going to serve even more importance as the aging population is living longer and the number of older individuals is increasing....   [tags: Health Care ]

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The Current State of Mexican Democracy

- According to Stoner and McFaul when the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) was defeated and voted out of office in 2000 this turnout allowed for a completion of a successful transition to democracy in Mexico (264). Although a transition did occur and Mexico does have solid democratic foundations, bewildering corruption, poor rule of law, and narco related violence have halted Mexican democratic consolidation. The current state of Mexican democracy is seemingly difficult to analyze because Mexico is still a relatively new democracy....   [tags: politics, new democracy]

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The United States And Mexican Border

- Patrick Jackson Dr. Doyle ENG101-S4 08 October 2014 Protect Our Borders The United States and Mexican border has been the focus of an abundant amount of controversy the past decade in the States. The border wall, or border fence, is one of several barriers preventing illegal Mexican and South American immigrants from entering the United States. However, as statistics prove, immigration and drug smuggling has been on the rise the past few decades and our “three prong approach” is not confronting the escalating issue at hand....   [tags: Immigration to the United States]

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Protecting the U.S. Mexican Border

- The U.S. and Mexican border is a line drawn on a map and along with many other borders all around the world. That line can signify a difference on each side which can be a difference as from black to white. Within the U.S. and Mexican border along with other nations this border is commonly the difference between the United States growing into a superpower which entitles things as a better life of the people, better living, better conditions, more rights, and so forth . Within the Mexican side of the border, the people are living in such conditions which it’s astronomical in the living differences, the people there starve live day by day in situations....   [tags: Immigration ]

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The Mexican Immigrant Field Worker

- Santa Maria, a city located in California, is in the heart of the strawberry sharecrop market. With working in fields being extremely demanding, sharecropping businesses exploit the vulnerable. In today’s times Mexican immigrants, and in particular women, children, and teenagers are exploited every day in fields across the country. Mexican immigrants play a vital part in igniting capitalist agriculture, especially in strawberry agriculture, and are not compensated fairly for their work. With slavery being outlawed in the United States it is amazing how the Mexican immigrant field worker has not been advocated for, because their rigorous field work as well as their extremely low pay, closely...   [tags: United States, Slavery in the United States]

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The Mexican Revolution and Portfirio Diaz

- For thirty-four years Mexico existed under the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz. During this time Mexico’s industries flourished however the Mexican people remained deep in poverty with little to no opportunities for educational growth. The Mexican revolution was the result of Diaz’s fall from leadership, the peons need for independence, and resulted in a new beginning for Mexico. The Mexican Revolution began due to Porfirio Diaz not allowing anyone to have a voice or say in whatever it is they must do....   [tags: peons, property, poverty]

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American Culture And Mexican Culture

- Rebecca Block and Lynda Hoffman-Jeep. “Fashioning National Identity: Frida Kahlo in ‘Gringolandia’.” Woman 's Art Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Autumn, 1998 - Winter, 1999), pp. 8-12 Block and Hoffman-Jeep’s journal article served as the inspiration for the thesis concerning Frida Kahlo’s fashion and persona as opposed to the one crafter by mass media, imperialist magazine producers. Due to the in depth analysis of photos taken of Frida through the 1930s, and analysis of her paintings which portray Frida between America and Mexico shows the influential imaginary wall between American culture and Mexican Culture; and the divergence in historic paths....   [tags: Mexico City, Mexico, Diego Rivera, Mask]

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The Mexican and American War

- The Mexican and American War “The United States had emerged as a modern capitalist nation, and the spirit of nationalism in the country was strong and growing” (Henderson 71). As tensions grew between the Unites States and Mexico, there was a thirst for war. The Unites States declared war with Mexico, because they owned land that Americans desired, resulting in America’s fulfillment of achieving their philosophy of “Manifest Destiny”. The blood boil of both countries caused a lot of bloodshed....   [tags: modern capitalist nation, US History]

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The Ancient Religion of the Mexican Aztecs

- The ancient religion of the Mexican Aztec’s was a complex interaction between gods and its adherents through human sacrifice, rituals, and principle beliefs. The fall of the Toltec civilization allowed for the Aztec religion to form and thrive during the 14th and 15th century. They believed the gods were powerful enough to effect everyone from the emperor right down to the slaves. Huitzilopochtli was the tribal sun god and god of war, without whom no life would exist on earth. Although often influenced by the surrounding cultures, the Aztec rituals and beliefs shaped and gave meaning to life for its adherents....   [tags: human sacrifice, rituals, beliefs]

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The Mexican Spanish Of The United States

- Miami was a melting pot and I just blended in or at least I thought I did. I mean I looked like many of the people there but then there was always that one thing that made me stand out. “You sound so American!” one girl said. Well, that was something I had never heard before. Apparently there was some sort of secret code. People could tell where you were from just by the way you talked. American. American. How does one even sound American. I was shocked by such a claim but slightly embarrassed as well....   [tags: Spanish language, Hispanic and Latino Americans]

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Illegal Immigration On The Mexican Border

- Immigration has quickly come to the surface as one of the United States’ major problems. More specifically, illegal immigration on the Mexican border. Everyday more and more people sneak across the border in hopes of a better life. Many Americans consider it to be a bad thing, but it is not. In some ways these people do improve our country. People of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds cross the border. Many are women and children looking to start over. About 175,900 immigrants enter the US every year from Mexico....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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Mexican Culture And American Culture

- Introduction Culture is customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group. It includes behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, values, and norms that is shared by a group of people to sustain their lives. Mexican culture is influenced by their familial ties, gender, religion, location and social class, among other factors....   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Patient, Family]

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Globalization on the Mexican Coffee Bean

- Globalization of goods /services and fair trade has helped in providing developing countries with more output of products, selling and producing techniques that are more ethical, open future investments through funding and technology. While some have benefited, others have lost jobs and resources. Coffee the second valuable traded commodity in the markets, has needed help in this industry with fair trade. These farmers crops usually grown in remote areas, have no access to credit , are indigent and in need of funding and technology....   [tags: fair, trade, production, government]

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The Culture Of The Mexican Culture

- In every part of the world culture is seen in many different ways. Culture represents people that shared the same values, beliefs, attitudes, and symbols. Culture can sometimes affects the way we do things or see things as. People can sometimes assimilate things differently and judge a book by its cover, but before making an assumption we should think critical. Many of the times our culture can influence on how we accommodate, assimilate, and availability bias on the perspective way we see things....   [tags: Culture, Cultural assimilation, Assimilation]

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Is Angelina Velasquez A Mexican Immigrant?

- Her day began the same as many of the other farmworkers in Immokalee, Florida - early. She was on her way to work at 5am, even she was not allowed to start picking tomatoes until the dew dried on the plants, which was around 10am. After her day started, she would endure long hours of work in the hot Florida sun with no breaks and earning little pay. She would be screamed at, and being a woman, she would be at increased risk for sexual assault. The woman described is Angelina Velasquez, a Mexican immigrant, who was profiled by the New York Times last year in Immokalee a town in the south western part of Florida....   [tags: Slavery, Human rights]

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The Mexican City Of Mexico

- The Mexico’s Federal District, also known as El Distrito Federal (D.F), is home to one of Mexico’s largest and well-known cities, Mexico City. Mexico City, formerly known as one of the world’s most polluted cities in the early to late nineties, has, in recent years they “ have been praised for it’s efforts” (Rivell, 2014), and was awarded the City Climate Leadership Award in 2013. Albeit being awarded his Mexico has a long way to go before they can considered the forefront of sustainable urban development....   [tags: Mexico City, Mexico, Lake Texcoco, Tenochtitlan]

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The Mexican And Chinese Culture

- Have you ever walked pasted a living, breathing skeleton. For that matter have you have seen an entire parade of them. This is a very common sight at the end of October in the Mexican culture. Who really needs personal space. The Chinese culture has neither the time nor space to allow for personal space. The Mexican and Chinese cultures may seem as if they are worlds apart, but both hold a significant importance in the world. There are enormous differences in these two cultures this is a gift and should be celebrated as such....   [tags: Chinese New Year, Chinese calendar, Mexico]

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The U.S.- Mexican War

- The United States has always has been an oppressor of its neighboring countries, making any and all populations that stand in the way of what it wants an enemy. The U.S.-Mexican War was a violent and shattering event for Mexican citizens that lasted from 1846-1848. It drastically altered the course of Mexican and American history for years to come. Once the debilitating battle ended, the United States emerged a world power having acquired more than 500,000 square miles of valuable territory and Mexico spent years recovering from the loss of land and Mexican citizens....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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Mexacan Immigration before the 1960's

- Mexican Immigration before the 1960s Introduction Mexican immigration has impacted many important components here in the United States of America (U.S.) and in its major institutions of society. In the following paper I will be focusing on the nature of social policies (or the lack thereof) that Americans had developed with respect to Mexican immigration by 1960. Specifically this paper will be detailing six different areas: the Mexican American War, Anti-Mexican American violence, Texas, the Great Depression, the Bracero program, and documented versus undocumented status....   [tags: Mexican American War, Violence, American History]

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