I grew up watching my mother strive to give me a better life and become a better person. Amongst great difficulty, she decided to finish school and attend university. Her hard work and determination have marked and defined my life. Every day she had to work, then go to university and later take care of me. She excelled in every aspect of her life, teaching me that the impossible is overcome through hard work and
Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, was an American founding father who positively shaped our country and impacted the American people. He was a spokesman for democracy, which allows the people to have their voices be heard for policies regarding the government. His views opposed a strong centralized government and helped show the potential of states rights. Jefferson was a powerful advocate for liberty and was well educated, benefitting him when writing the Declaration of Independance. He communicated well with others, which put him in the position of negotiating trade with other countries and gaining alliances. Jefferson was not known for
Many female Hispanic-Americans have had a significant part in shaping Florida today. Maria Mestre de los Dolores Andreu was one of those miraculous women who played an important role in history. She was the first of her race and gender to become an official lighthouse keeper in Florida and inspired many great female Hispanic-Americans to join the U.S Coast Guard. Maria made a big impact on women all over Florida and proved that women can do anything if they put their minds to it.
In Florida and across the nation there are countless men and women who work to serve and protect us every day. Countless Hispanic-Americans have gone the extra mile to make Florida admirable place to live, including Maria Andreu. Maria Andreu made her mark as a Hispanic-American because she took up the responsibilities of her husband, she willing worked many laborious tasks, and represented herself as not only a Hispanic American, but also as a woman.
I had the opportunity to interview Mrs. Maria G. Rivera. She Is a hardworking mother who came to the united states at the age of 13 since then she hasn't left. She has no desire of going back to Mexico and considers America home. I had the chance to dig deep into her early life history, which I will talk about in the next paragraph. I learned how much she values her children and how much she cares for them, which Is the reason why she decided to make a move and come to the United States because she was thinking of her future kids and didn't want them to experience the harsh life she lived when being a young girl.
On March17 , 1985 Richard had bought a .22-caliber revolver from a guy off the street (Carlo). He also had stolen a car from a gas station then hopped on theLos Angeles freeway looking for his next vicim. While on the freeway he seen Maria Hernandez driving her gold Camaro home after having dinner at her boyfriend’s in Monterey Park (Carlo). Hernandez was a petite , attractive brunette with large round eyes and clear olive skin (Carlo). When she exited the freeway she made her way to a residential community of 46,000 in the suburbs of Rosemead. Ramirez followed her for three blocks until she slowed down to make a right into a new condominium community on Village Lane. Maria exited her car holding her keys and brown leather pocketbook. When she went to pushed the button to close the garage door , Ramirez snuck in and dropped his AC/DC hat.
My mother was 16 when she came to the United States on July 22, 1977. Maria Belen Carrillo is her name and it all took place at Pierdas Negras, Mexico. Originally she was staying with her uncle after her mother allowed her to stay only for a month. In the time, she became a nanny taking care of two children, cleaning the home, and cooking.
Manuel Lorenzo Justiniano De Zavala was born on October 3, 1789, in Tecoh, a village near Merida, Yucatan. He was the first vice president of the Republic of Texas. Zavala was active in Mexican politics serving under different roles and titles. Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna appointed Zavala to serve as minister of Mexico in Paris, France. Upon his arrival to Paris Zavala became aware that President Santa Anna had taken the role of dictator in Mexico in April of 1834. Zavala condemned the actions of Santa Anna. He traveled to Texas to begin working on reinstating democracy in the Mexican government and he also wanted Texas to become a Mexican state. Since the day Zavala arrived he was attracted to the political scene of Texas
Luisa Moreno, a Guatemalan-American born in nineteen-o-seven(1907) in Guatemala City under her real name of Blanca Rosa Lopez Rodrigues. Is a fine example of ‘The American Dream’ of where she fought for the right of the Latino-immigrations and other Latino-American (mostly Xicanos) along with other civil right groups of colors durning her time in the States, with her leftist idealogy, and demond for justice and to be treated as a citizen instead of a third class ‘w*tback.’ Being born in an upper-class family in Guatemala in nineteen-o-seven (1907) moving to Mexico than to United States (New York City, NY) in nineteen-twenty-eight (1928) with her first husband. Within a few years when the Great Dressipion hit the United States she worked as
A maquiladora is a manufacturing plant based in Mexico where foreign companies import materials and equipment, on a duty free and tariff free basis, for the purposes of processing, manufacturing, or assembling goods which are then exported to other countries. The idea behind these maquiladoras promises a prosperous Mexican society. On paper, it really does seem like NAFTA is living up to expectations; creation of more jobs and a much less unemployment rate. On the surface, there seems to be nothing wrong with what’s going on in Mexico in terms of employment. Everyone has jobs and everyone is getting paid for these jobs, so what’s the issue? Despite all of this, the degrading and terrible working conditions imposed upon the maquiladora workers
Elena Macias is a third-year journalism and media studies major with a minor in history at San Diego State University. Macias is from Colton, Calif. and was raised by two parents who loved taking her to rock 'n' roll concerts. From the first amplified strum of an electric guitar, she was hooked on the heavy sound and wanted more. Her music taste was developed with the help of her grandfather's radio and dad's CD collection.
Arcelia De La Cruz Hernandez Sanchez was born on May 2, 1973 in Mexico, Leon Guanajuato. She grew up on a ranch with her 3 sisters and 5 brothers. She only lived in Leon and the only time she moved was when she crossed the border to live in the United States. Her setting influenced who she is now because she is religious, cooks mexican foods, and responsible because she had to take care of her siblings being the fourth oldest. Her setting also influenced her to become independent because she started working since the age of 13 and hasn’t stopped. Arcelia was pregnant with a girl named Karen when she got married to my dad Gerrardo. Then she got pregnant with another girl named Sarai. Arcelia wanted a better life for her family so she and most
Valeria Hernandez was born May 9th, 1999 in Fort Collins, Colorado. After six weeks of her birth, her family decided to move back home to Temosachic, Chihuahua MX. After two years of being there, they returned to Fort Collins. By this time, she was fluent in Spanish and beginning her life in the United States. Going into classes for preschoolers she began to understand the difficulties that lay ahead. During the first few months of her education, it was difficult being social by having a translator help her around in this new institution. After a few weeks, she learned enough English to understand directions on her own and to enjoy playtime with her new friends. Then came elementary school; attending a bilingual institution, for English and
Marisol Ortega was born on April 1,1994 and grew up in a family of eight and is the youngest of six siblings. She grew up and raised in the city of Bell and comes from a traditional Mexican household. Marisol is on her third year at East Los Angeles College and she is studying psychology with an emphasis in social behavior. She recently got accepted to the University of California, Santa Cruz and was awarded the Osher scholarship. Her future goal is to obtain a degree in psychology and a master’s degree in criminology with a minor in ethnic studies. She hopes to obtain a career as a forensic psychologist and as a educator.
Born on March 4, 1998, Ivanna Michelle Meza Nuno migrated from her native Mexico to the USA at the age of 9 years old. Although Ivanna and her family had a financially stable life, they migrated to the USA escaping house abuse. The obstacles that she has faced in her short life have made of Ivanna the young lady that she is right now. The experiences that she has gone through have shaped her life and defined the person that she is going to be one day. Her life hasn’t been the best or the worse life there could be, but it sure hasn’t affected her with her personality since she is a person that loves life and is a heck of a friend from what I can say.