Colonization In Mexico

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Prior to the Spanish conquest in Mexico, nomadic Paleo-Indian societies had migrated from northern America into what is known as Mexico today. They were able to flourish and support life due to farming. Then around the sixteenth century, the Spanish military, under the commands of Hernan Cortes, conquered Mexico by killing the last Aztec king. After conquering Mexico, they were able to colonize as well as create religious institutions throughout. In 1846, America had led on a war with Mexico, which resulted in them capturing northern Mexico. As the years went by, in 1857 the Mexican revolution took place. According to the Library of Congress, “From the 1920s through the 1940s, a series of strong central governments led by former generals of …show more content…
The bordering bodies of water would be the North Pacific Ocean, as well as the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. According to the Central Intelligence Agency, Mexico ranks number 14 in area size compared to the world. One can compare Mexico to be less than three times the dimension of Texas. Mexico is quite unique in the sense that it is made up of the desert as well as tropical lands. Mexico is also very big on agriculture, according to the Central Intelligence Agency, about 55% of Mexico’s land is made up of agriculture. A negative to the geography location would be that Mexico faces natural disasters such as volcanos, tsunamis, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Another serious issue is that Mexico faces a clean water scarcity, which is considered a national security issue by the government, according to the Central Intelligence Agency. Mexico has many beautiful places of interest. Due to its location, Mexico offers some of the world’s most beautiful beaches to visit, which is a tourist attraction. Along the cost of the Caribbean Sea lays Riviera Maya, which is a tourist favorite. Mexico also has Los Cabos, which is located on the Baja California sur peninsula. Aside from the beautiful beaches that Mexico has, there is also a lot of culture and history in many of its cities like Mexico city, Chiapas, and Guanajuato. Mexico is also the largest producer of silver in the world, which brings in a lot of …show more content…
Its GDP per capita also places it in the upper middle income section. Mexico’s GDP is currently comparable with other countries like Brazil, Turkey, and Romania according to Vanham (2015), but still far below countries like the United States. According to the Centralized Intelligence Agency, Mexico’s economy is mainly made up of manufacturing and products ever since the North American Free Trade Agreement took into place. They have the largest silver reserve in the world and they also have a leading reserve on oil. One of the biggest struggles the Mexican economy deals with is the unequal distribution among income. According to Vanham (2015), they are number two, behind Chile, among economic disparity within the rich and poor. The Centralized Intelligence Agency calculated the society below the poverty line in Mexico to be roughly 52.3%. They also suggest that Mexico has become the United States’ second largest exporting country and third largest importing

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