Mexican Identity Essay

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Pages: 6

Jeff haring

History 339

March 23, 2010

Essay II

Transition of Mexican Identity

Identity is a peculiar thing. Identity as a person, place or even thing can be somewhat misconstrued depending on the perspective at which the observation is taking place. The following piece has an objective of helping formulate the identity of a nation in transition. A nation that has multiple creeds and cultural diversity but still looking to find its purpose in the world in which it exists in. Establishing the foundations for its existence through strong leadership, economic know how and cultural influence Mexico reaches forward to gain confidence through this time of turmoil.

During the last years of reign of Santa Anna, discord was
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This brought together a strong source of ideology that depended upon one another that eventually led to another revolt and overthrow of Santa Anna for the final time. This revolt had become known as the” Revolution of Ayulta”. The leaders of this revolution formed their own congress and named an interim president to lead their efforts. Juan Alvarez became the provisional President. This Leadership took Mexico in a new direction, a direction that would eventually help shape the face of the nation. From this platform the time of reform was established.

The privileges that the military and church had enjoyed was the target of the reformist who had gathered together to rebuke and remove the powers of authority. Led by Juan Alvarez and others who had shared his insight, this swell of national change would soon take hold and lead the nation in a new direction. Not unlike that of the reform efforts seen in early administration of Gomez Farias who had imposed drastic change to what was then a heavily livened church led government. (330 - 331) These new ideas were to replace the authority of the church with the liberalism that empowered the state to be the controller and beneficiary of power duties and privileges that had been that of the church. The church no longer would have the power to even charge for services of giving the blessed sacraments, only those who could afford were required to pay a modest amount. The eventual reformer who led these