The most important long-term consequences of the Mexican Cession was Mexican loss of Social status, property ownership, and lack of political power. The Mexican Cession was supposed to be good for the Mexican Americans because the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo promised them equal rights but that was not how it turned out for them. The Mexican Americans or, Californios as they were called in California, were being severely discriminated upon. There were at the bottom of the food chain or social rank in the US. The Anglo settlers (Americans who had moved to the west) felt insecure as the minority in the new US "The Anglo settlers most likely felt insecure as a minority and so they, the conquerors, set out to subdue the conquered"(Document E). They still can be considered at the bottom of the social structure in many US states because of this occurrence in the 1800s. Also, they were basically stripped of their property rights. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo states "shall be maintained and protected in the free enjoyment of their liberty and property"(Document B). It was not as easy as it sounded for them to gain property. Everyone wanted their land and it even was said that their land was taken from them that they had been living on as a Mexican citizen " Their land was taken from them"(Document E). This lead to the long-term consequence of not having land. Finally, the newly born Mexican American population was going to have a hard time gaining political power. It was…
Chicano Students and the Courts: The Mexican American Legal Struggle for Educational Equality
By Richard R. Valencia
New York University Press
New York: New York University Press, 2008, Pp 480.
Reviewed by Jerrald S.S. Eldridge
Eldridge, Jerrald. Review of Chicano Students and the Court: The Mexican American Legal Struggle for Educational Equality. By Richard R. Valencia. New York: New York University Press, 2008. Pp 480.
Mexican Americans have played an integral role in the struggle…
1.The mexican revolution, part I 0 1910-1920 by Dan Botz , p25
In a nation of 15 million, a shocking
one million were killed while two
million migrated to the United States
to escape the violence
effects: The nation established public schools,
recognized labor unions, and distributed
land to peasant villages and indigenous communities
REFERENCE: La Botz, Dan. Against the Current. 2010. Print.
2.”Villa and Zapata: A History of the Mexican Revolution” by Frank Mc Lynn,
What Role Does the Mexican Health Paradox
Play on Health Today?
What Role Does the Mexican Health Paradox Play on Health Today?
What is it like to be a Mexican American in the modern United States? Asking this question, one can easily encounter various stereotypes. Often times it is associated with illegal immigration, these people can be caught in the middle of racial attacks and deprivations. The protesters might have forgotten about the history when Mexicans helped the American…
Mexico, officially the United Mexican States
, is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost two million square kilometres, Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent nation in the world. With an estimated population of over…
Most Mexican-Americans are descendants of immigrants who moved into the U.S. in high numbers after 1910. Many first arrived as agricultural laborers in farming valleys of the southern ends of the border states of California, especially the Imperial Valley; Arizona, especially Tucson; New Mexico; and Texas, especially the Rio Grande Valley. Anglo-Americans hired Mexicans and U.S. born Mexicans to work in the region's year-round agricultural economy, most notably in tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, grapes…
American camp up to the Rio Del Norte, on its North bank, to ascertain whether the Mexican
troops had crossed, or were preparing to cross the river. They were engaged with a larger body of
these Mexican troops, and, after a short while, some sixteen Americans were killed and
wounded.” (Document B, War Message of President James K. Polk.) The U.S. tried to put all the
blame on Mexico for the attack. What really happened is stated by Jesus VelascoMarquez in “A
Mexican Viewport on the War With the United States.” (Document C…
Before the beginning of the16th century there were many societies already flourishing in what is known today as Mexico, including the Olmecs, the Mayan, the Toltec and the Aztec. In 1521 a Spanish conquistador named Hernan Cortes subjugated the Aztec and Spain set in motion the colonization of the region (About Mexico, 2013). With the blend of European traditions with the cultures of the indigenous inhabitants a unique new culture was born and is the Mexican culture of today. There…
Compare historical and current features of public health.
There are many similarities differences between historical and current public health.
One of my examples is housing. Housing was a major problem in the past as most houses were overcrowded, which was seen as normal. Although, it still occurs now but very rare compared to the past. Sanitation wasn’t regulated and cleanliness wasn’t a high priority, whereas now people have set standards of how to be clean and help…
Mexican War Position Paper
In 1846 the US was at war with Mexico over Texas. Texas won their independence in 1836, and wanted to become part of the US, but because of slavery issues it was an independent nation from 1836-1844. The British became interested in Texas and the US feared that Texas would become allies with the British. In 1845 the Joint Resolution of Congress to admit Texas to the Union was passed and signed by the president (James K. Polk), giving permission for Texas to be annexed…