The Effects Of Mexican Americans On American Culture

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Thesis
Although Mexican Americans have struggled with various segregation acts and racial discrimination while adapting to the American lifestyle, many achieved the American Dream by countless job opportunities provided by America 's industrial and agricultural sectors.

Origin The first inhabitants of California were a mix of Central American and Northern American tribes, who had a rich a diverse culture mostly lost to history. They built wonderful pieces of architecture, rich pieces of art, pioneers in mathematics, well-versed in astronomy, and had agricultural empires. These Californians had a rich and beautiful society.
In 1517, Francisco Fernadez “discovered” the Yucatan Peninsula, and Spanish Imperialization began. By 1521, conquistador Hernando Cortez conquered and imperialized the majority of the Americas. The oppressive Spanish rule stymied agricultural and economical advances, and radical Catholicism prevented any revolutionary ideals. This repressive culture and the unequal wealth and land distribution gave way to social unrest, and the Mexicans revolted against the Spanish in 1821. For the next 30 years, Mexicans living in California were subject to the Mexican government, as any other part of the country.
The primary way Mexican Americans came to the the United States of America was because of the Mexican American War that had happened in 1846 and ended in 1848 with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The Treaty granted the majority of the Southwest American
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