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The Status of Mexican Americans, 1848-1900

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: treaty that conclude the war b/w U.s and Mexico. U.S wins and texas is now part of USA

50% of Territory: mexico forced by this treaty to give up 50% of its territory

Mexican Nationals

Property & Economic Rights

Article IX: provide protection of property

Article X: grants citizenship

Changing Society:
Americanization

1. head political system 2. dislocate the landed elite 3. displace native merchants 4. dominion over agriculture 5. disenfranchise the masses 6. proletarianize the masses (ppl who own land become displaced- taken away from their land)

Blacks

Mexican Americans

Indians

Resistance

The Subjugation of Mexican Americans

Land loss: California gold rush 1849, fruad
California Gold Rush, 1849

Sheriff sales: ?

Santa Fe Ring: made up of politician’s high classes, come together and form alliance for to clear out the land.

Greedy squatters: ppl who just come and live on your land

Natural disaster: ? Labor

Proletariat: the working class ppl.
Unspecialized Workers: unskilled workers.
Vagrancy: having no job

Women: less threaten then men, that’s why they are more highly to employ.

Segregation: over color, race

Disenfranchised: not allowed to vote

Population party aka ppl party: involved all types of ppl. Many inline themselves with this party.

Barrioization: the segregation of mex amer communities by capital and state
Barrio: neighborhood

Social darwinisms: imperialism, colonialism, racism. “survival of the fittest” Charles Darwin, also defend laissez-faire

Nativism: racism terms used to Mexican american

Meskins

Greasers

Cholos

Violence: lynching, whipping, hanging

Cart war 1857: over vendor

El paso salt war: Mexican am vs. Americans over salt war

Francisco Gandarra: lynched, in black water Arizona 1872
Juanita: downieville, was was

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