Mexican American Culture and Its History

This paper is about the history of the Mexican-American culture and how it made its landmark on the American soil.

History of the Mexican-American culture

Ethnic culture is shown in the values, attitudes, lifestyles, customs, rituals, and personality types of individuals who belong to that specific background. The ethnic identification has a great impact on the groups and individuals, since it affects their opportunities in life.
Mexican American ethnic group, were forced to migrate to America, due to political and economic factors. However, they brought their heritage and continued with their structure and functioning of their family life to maintain their ethnic identification ...

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agricultural societies.
From Mexico down to Guatemala and Honduras to the South, there were many different ethnic and linguistic differences, but they had cultural similarities. They all cultivated corn, they had a singular structure of government, they used the 365 day calendar, they built pyramids, they used similar rituals and worshiped the same gods and goddesses of the sky, of nature, of fertility and of war. [Mexican History & Culture]
The history of the Mexican American people goes back in time to when they settled in the Southwest of the United States. The Native Southwest has a history marked by the Mexican American people, the Spanish and also the Anglo Americans. This is probably because of the closeness of the southwestern states to the Mexican border, which is the primary cause of the legacy of conflicts between Mexican Americans and Anglo Americans.
From the Spaniards, the Mexican artists followed their practices from Europe. After the revolution of 1910, in the ...

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in search for the low wage labor. In 1910, the U.S. Census recorded 220,000 Mexican born persons and 162,000 persons of Mexican parentage living in the United States (Jaffe, Cullen, and Boswell, 1990).
In 1930, the population of Mexican crossed one million marks. Emigration from Mexico continued because of the strong demand for labor, which was further escalating because of the United States entering into World War I. The 1910 Mexican Revolution and the Cristero Rebellion in Mexico also caused many Mexicans to move to the United States. With domestic unemployment and the less demand for unskilled labor forcing 415,000 Mexicans to flee from the United States. [Our kinda ciudad - Why ...

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