Mexican Culture : Mexican American Culture

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Mexican-American Culture

Many immigrants come to the United States from all over the world. Some bring their families, some their prized possessions, others come with nothing but determination and the goal of a better life. One thing that every immigrant brings with them is their culture. One of the most dominant minority cultures in the United States is the Mexican culture. The US shares a border with Mexico making it easier for immigrants to stay in contact with their families in their home country and more closely connected to their culture. In 2014, 64 percent of Hispanic people in the United States identify as Mexican("FFF: Hispanic Heritage Month 2015." US Census Bureau. N.p., 14 Sept. 2015. Web. 10 Dec. 2016.).

A Mexican-American is a person born in Mexico or a person born in the United States whose family of origin immigrated from Mexico. Many people assume being Mexican is an ethnicity, it is not. A good example is an American immigrating to another country and identifying as American, it is a nationality not an ethnicity. A Mexican can be of any ethnic background and still be considered Mexican as long as they or their family of origin come from Mexico. The majority of Mexicans are a blend of of Indigenous, (Mayan, Nahuatl, Yucatec, Tzotzil, Mixtec, Zapotec, Otomi, Huichol, Totonac) Spaniard and European.

From 1846-1848, the United States and Mexican people were at war. In 1848 the United States and Mexico war concluded with the Treaty of
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