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MEXICO WAS A COLONY OF
SPAIN
MODERN MEXICO'S GOVERNMENT IS A
FEDERAL REPUBLIC
MEXICO WON ITS INDEPENDENCE IN
1821
TODAY MEXICO CITY STANDS ON THE SITE OF THE AZTEC CITY OF
TENOCHTITLAN
WHAT DID MAYAN PRIESTS DEVELOP TO MEASURE TIME ACCURATELY?
THE CALENDAR
MEXICO IS BORDERED ON THE EAST COAST BY THE GULF OF MEXICO AND THE
BAY OF CAMPECHE
THE PACIFIC OCEAN BORDERS MEXICO ON THE
WEST AND SOUTH
THE LARGE FLAT CENTER OF MEXICO IS CALLED THE
PLATEAU
WHAT DID MAYAN PRIESTS DEVELOP TO MEASURE TIME ACCURATELY?
THE CALENDAR
MEXICO IS BORDERED ON THE EAST COAST BY THE GULF OF MEXICO AND THE
BAY OF CAMPECHE
IN THE CENTER OF MEXICO'S CITIES, YOU OFTEN FIND LARGE PUBLIC SQUARES CALLED
PLAZAS
TO HELP ITS ECONOMY GROW, MEXICO BORROWED MONEY FROM FOREIGN LANDS RESULTING IN A PROBLEM WITH
DEBT
WHAT FOOD FIRST GROWN IN MEXICO CONTINUES TO BE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE MEXICAN DIET
CORN OR MAIZE
MANY HOMES IN MEXICO ARE MADE OF SUN-DRIED CLAY BRICKS CALLED
ADOBE
THE MEXICAN NATIONAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATED ON SEPTEMBER 16 IS
INDEPENDENCE DAY
FIERCE TROPICAL STORMS WITH HIGH WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS ARE CALLED
HURRICANES
MEXICO'S MOUNTAIN RANGES CREATE THREE
ZONES
LARGE FARMS THAT RAISE A SINGLE CROP FOR MONEY ARE KNOWN AS
PLANTATIONS
THE CLIMATE ZONE FOUND AT THE TOP OF MEXICO'S MOUNTAINS IS THE
TIERRA FRIA
TENOCHTITLAN WAS BUILT BY THE
AZTECS
WHO LED AN ARMY OF PEASANTS IN 1810?
MIGUEL HIDALGO
WHAT IS THE RELIGION OF MOST MEXICANS TODAY?
CATHOLIC
THE ALTITUDE ZONE IN MEXICO'S COASTAL LOWLANDS IS THE
TIERRA CALIENTE
WHAT IS NAFTA
NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
WHAT IS THE OWRLD'S MOST POPULOUS SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRY?
MEXICO
MEXICO'S TWO MAIN SERVICE INDUSTRIES ARE
BANKING AND TOURISM
MEXICO CITY FACES SERIOUS AIR POLLUTION FROM A MIXTURE OF FOG AND CHEMICALS CALLED
SMOG
IN SOUTHERN MEXICO, MOST PEOPLE IN MANY MOUNTAIN VILLAGES MAKE THEIR LIVING BY
SUBSISTENCE FARMING, WHICH IS FARMING ENOUGH FOR ONLY ONE FAMILY TO SURVIVE.
SUN DRIED CLAY BRICK
ADOBE
EARLY NATIVE AMERICAN PEOPLE LIVING IN THE YUCATAN PENINSULA
THE MAYA
PERSON OF MIXED NATIVE AMERICAN AND SPANISH CULTURE
MESTIZO
A TERRITORY OVERSEAS
COLONY
EARLY NATIVE AMERICAN PEOPLE LIVING IN CENTRAL MEXICO
THE AZTECS
MEXICO'S INDEPENDENCE DAY IS CALLED
CINCO DE MAYO
MEXICO WAS A COLONY OF SPAIN FOR
300 YEARS
TODAY NEARLY 60 PERCENT OF MEXICO'S PEOPLE ARE
MESTIZOS
MUSICIANS WHO PLAY TRADITIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ARE THE
MARIACHI BANDS
IN MOST MEXICAN VILLAGES, PEOPLE DISPLAY GOODS FOR SALE IN THE
CENTRAL PLAZA