Relationship Between Mexico And Mexico

1425 WordsApr 11, 20176 Pages
The relationship of the United States and Mexico goes back centuries and the importance of this relationship has gained more attention over the last decade. This relationship has gained attention due to the enormous amount of problems Mexico is having economically and socially. Specifically, the relationship with Mexico is important to the safety of our nation and U.S. self-interest because of the issues with drug trafficking, gang violence, and immigration. These influences on our country are vital and play a pivotal role in our economy and rapport with Mexico. These problems are the results from significant tensions that began in the 19th century with the Mexican War that ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The Treaty of…show more content…
Articles VIII and IX of the treaty were written to promise the protection of the property and civil rights of Mexican Americans. “Mexicans who,… shall be incorporated into the Union of the United States, and be admitted at the proper time to the enjoyment of all the rights of citizens of the United States,…and in the meantime shall be maintained and protected in the free enjoyment of their liberty and property, and secured in the free exercise of their religion without restriction.” (Article IX, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo). This promise and guarantee within the treaty proved to be false and unfulfilled. Mexicans were not provided with the funding for the same schooling facilities that white students were privileged with nor were they provided with the same quality of education. “These separate schools were unequal in many respects to those provided for Anglo children. In relation to Anglo schools, Mexican schools were older, their school equipment was generally less adequate, per pupil expenditures were generally lower, and the staff were less appropriately trained, qualified, and experienced.” (Miguel 365). School segregation and lack luster schooling for Mexicans became the norm and have not changed over time. Mexican American elementary and secondary (MAES) student’s reports on ethnic isolation confirm that inequality persists today. The
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