Hispanic Culture In Texas

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Texas has a long and rich in history, Texas was part of the Spanish Empire, also part of Mexico but in 1836 Texas acquired independence from the country. Since Texas was part of Mexico, there is many Hispanic influences that have been shaping Texas culture. But most of the important figures do not only come from Mexico, but from Spanish-speaking countries.
According to pewhispanics.org the Texas population consists of 38% Hispanics, 88% are Mexican and 12% are non-Mexican. A total of 9,794 000 is the Hispanic population in the state. With that being said, the Hispanics are becoming a majority in the state. An immensely diversity of Hispanic population in the Lone Star State play an important role in the country, such as leaders from the past, politicians, famous writers, astronauts and even celebrities.
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Because Texas and Mexico shared a past, it is remotely impossible that Texas wouldn’t have Hispanic descent leaders. A clear example of this is the Spanish explorer Alonzo Alvares de Pineda.
He was a Spanish explorer that had expeditions through Mexico and Texas around Corpus Christi down the Texas Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico. Pineda’s exploration helped the creation of the first map of Texas, which is a huge accomplishment and an important addition to the Texas History. Another good example of a Hispanic leader that shaped Texas is Juan Seguin. According to tsl.texas.gov, Juan Seguin was part of the Texas Revolution. He was a political leader and soldier for Texas and Mexico. He was known as a brave man and also a traitor because he was part of Mexico and Texas. Seguin fought against the United States in the Mexican-American war. He lived in Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas and he passed away in that city in 1890 at age of 84.
Felix X. Longoria Jr born in Three Rivers, Texas on June 1945. He was a Mexican-American soldier and served during the World War

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