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In what year did Mexico join NAFTA?
1994
In what year did Mexico’s current consitution take effect?
1917
What Mexican political party ruled from 1929-1988?
PRI
How many terms may a Mexican president serve?
1
How many years does a Mexican presidential term consist of?
6
In what year did the Mexican revolution take place?
1910
In what year was the viceroyalty of New Spain established?
1535
In what year was the Ley Lerdo, forcing the church to sell off its land holdings, introduced in Mexico?
1856
Between what years did the Mexican War of the Reform take place?
1858-1861
In what years did the French intervene in Mexico, attempting to install Ferdinand Maximilian as monarch?
1862-1867
Whose reign did the 1910 Mexican Revolution end?
Porfirio Díaz
Who founded the Anti-Reelectionist party to oppose Porfirio Diaz?
Francisco Madero
Who wrote the 'Plan de Ayala?
Emiliano Zapata
Who wrote 'The Cosmic Race', suggesting that a racially mixed culture is superior?
Jose Vasconcelos
In what year did Mexico nationalize petroleum companies?
1938
In what year did Texas gain independance from Mexico?
1845
Mexico ceded more than half its territory to the United States with the signing of what treaty?
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
In what transaction did Mexico voluntarily sell parts of southern Arizona and southern New Mexico to the United States?
Gadsen Purchase
What US ambassador played a role in the overthrow of the Francisco Madero government?
Henry Lane Wilson
In what year did US forces under General John Pershing pursue revolutionary Pancho Villa?
1916
In what year was presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio assasinated?
1994
In what year did the Salinas administration experience the Chiapas uprising?
1994
Which party was the first to have affirmative action quotas for female presidential candidates?
PRD
Which Mexican state elected the first PAN governor?
Baja California
How many branches of government does Mexico have?
3
In what year did the PRI first begin experimenting with gubernatorial primaries?
1998
In what year was a woman first nominated as secretary of foreign relations?
1998
Who was the first female appointed secretary of foreign relations?
Rosario Green
In what year was the National Public Security Council created, in response to growing levels of drug-related violence?
1996
Until what year were clergy of all faiths not allowed to vote?
1992
How many individual dioceses does Mexico have?
73
Which Mexican bishop took a pro-Indian stance during the Chiapas rebellion?
Bishop Samuel Ruiz
In what year were churches recognized as legal entities?
1992
In what year did the Mexican Supreme Court reject compulsory chamber membership?
1996
Which president nationalized private banks in 1982?
Jose Lopez Portillo
What is the largest single organization in the union of government workers?
National Teachers Union (SNTE)
What is the official paper of the Zapatistas?
El Despertador Mexicano
What is EZLN's spokesman Subcomandante Marcos' real name?
Rafael Sebastian Guillen
In what year were the San Andres accords signed between the Mexican government and the Zapatistas?
1996
What is the name of the national petroleum company?
Pemex
Which two government agencies are devoted to agriculture?
Secretariat of Agrarian Reform, Secretariat of Agriculture and Hydraulic Resources
Who was the first Secretary of Social Development?
Luis Donaldo Colosio
In what year was the Secretariat of Programming and Budgeting merged with the Treasury?
1992
What are the two parts of the Mexican legislature?
Senate and Chamber of Deputies
How many representatives are in the Chamber of Deputies?
500
How many representatives in the Chamber of Deputies are elected based on districts and on parties, respectively?
300, 200
How many representatives are in the Senate?
128
How many years may each Senator serve?
6
How many terms may Senators and Deputies serve?
1
When did the opposition first win control of the Chamber of Deputies from the PRI?
1997
What fraction of seats is necessary in the Chamber of Deputies to amend the Constitution?
two thirds
How many justices sit in the Mexican Supreme Court?
11
How many years many a Mexican Supreme Court Justice serve?
15
What body selects district and circuit-court judges?
Council of the Federal Judiciary
In what year did Mexico adopt a defined contribution pension savings scheme in the private sector?
1997
What agency is responsible for providing pension and health care services for federal employees?
ISSSTE
What treaty asserted Mexico's independence from Spain in 1821?
Treaty of Cordoba
Who was the first leader of independent Mexico?
Agustin de Iturbide
In what year did the Cristiada, or Catholic Revolution, break out?
1926
Which article of the 1917 constitution guarantees indigenous people the right to ejido, or communal land?
Article 27
How many states are in Mexico, not including the federal district?
31
What 1994 California proposition sought to pevent the children of immigrants from receiving education and health care?
Proposition 187
Who founded the National Action Party in 1939?
Manuel Gomez Morin
Where was PRI's 1994 presidential candidate assasinated?
Tijuana
In what year was the Federal Electoral Institute established?
1994
What party did Cuauhtemoc Cardenas and Munoz Ledo found?
FDN
Democratic Front for National Reconstruction