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Mexican American

Mexicans immigrated to the United States back in the 1800's (Stanford, 2006). During 1848 the United States took over a part of Mexico which is now the Southwest (Stanford, 2006). Mexicans living in these areas were Mexican citizens before the acquisition. The United States even went into agreements with Mexico to have Mexicans work in the United States. Mexicans were treated with cruelty, while working the agriculture fields for years. The United States made several agreements with Mexico to have...

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Mexican American Males and Alcoholism

Ruth Gutierrez Proff. Julia Curry MAS 160 9 a.m. 12 May 2009 Mexican American Males and Alcoholism Drinking alcohol is a behavior that diverse ethnicities and cultures have adapted as a form of leisure, celebration, socialization, or cultural practice. Mexican American males have engaged in drinking alcohol for all of these reasons. It is important to analyze the process of acculturation Mexican American experience and how it affects their ability to persuade and control their alcohol consumption...

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Mexican American Journal Entry

parents decide to migrate to the United States with one of my mother’s brother. We arrived in Los Angeles, California on July 16, 1931, with my Aunt Julia and Uncle Fernando. My family and I were so happy to finally arrive to the U.S. to live the “American Dream.” Soon we would find out that our dreams would come crushing down fast. After settling down, my mother decided it was time to enroll my sisters and me into school. My mother asked my Aunt Julia and Uncle Fernando what my sisters and I need...

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Essay On Mexican American Identity

There is a lot of historical background to the Mexican American identity. This identity started with the Mexicas. The Mexicas were indigenous people from Tenochtitlan and Tlatelolco. The Mexicas were a group of indigenous people that had their own set of beliefs, norms and values. The Mexicas had long hair (including men and women) because long hair meant wisdom. The Mexicas harvested their own food. With related to the political aspect the Mexicas had their own political structure. They had a male...

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Essay On Mexican American Cultural Practices

Cultural Practices and Traditions Culturally, Mexican Americans have a beautiful array of unique traditions and values. Spirituality plays a large role in many Mexican American families. At 61%, the majority of Mexican Americans are Christian and belong to the Roman Catholic Church. (Pew Research Hispanic, 2015) Another major aspect of Mexican American culture is the emphasis placed on the extended family. Due to the fact that Mexican Americans are a collectivist and interdependent group, the extended...

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Mexican American Student Research Paper

Mexican American youth have lower graduation rates than other races. The academic success of Mexican American students has not increased as more Mexican American youth enter college. The purpose of this paper is not to determine if one ethnicity has more academic success in college. Rather, the purpose is to determine the graduation rates of Mexican American students who chose to enter college and that of the general population. Female Mexican American students who choose to enter college and complete...

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Effects of Enculturation\Acculturation on Mexican Americans

Mrs. Garcia & Mr. Ervin ENGL 1302 & HUMA 1305 February 27, 2014 Effects of Enculturation\Acculturation on Mexican Americans Every culture has its own specific characteristics to help differentiate itself from all of the other cultures. They all are composed of the same categories such as foods, traditions, values, holidays, language and many more. All of these things play their own specific roles to help create the big picture; they help define the culture. If some of the traditions, like language...

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Mexican American Culture

communities, both online and face to face, but there is only one that I’ve ever stuck to. At the age of two, my parents brought me from Mexico to the States, starting my journey of living my life being Mexican-American. This community isn’t only for those who were born and raised here with Mexican parents, but also for those of us who were also born in Mexico, yet have lived here for most of their lives. Geography and identity aren’t the only things that the people in the community have in common...

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"Chicano" Mexican-American Movement

the sixties with the Chicano Civil Rights Movement which followed the example of the Black Civil Rights Movement. The people of the Movement adopted the word Chicano for themselves just as the African Americans had adopted Black. The Chicano Movement fought for all people of the Southwest of Mexican descendancy. These people included those whose ancestors had been citizens in the southwest when it was Mexico before the United States occupied it in 1848. These people became citizens by default with...

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The Progressive Era: Women & Mexican Americans

The Progressive Era: Women & Mexican-Americans In the United States, the 1890s through 1920s time period is known as the Progressive Era. Political reform, along with social activism, was what established this era. In order to move forward as a country, progressives believed we needed to fix or reform our problems. The problems that the nation focused on were major issues, such as safety and environmental issues, child labor, and health issues. Among the most involved were Protestants, who believed...

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