Mexico And The United States Essay

1615 Words Nov 8th, 2016 7 Pages
By definition, a border is “a line separating two political or geographical areas, especially countries, or an edge along or beside something.” In society, borders act as geographic boundaries, but also as boundaries separating people, culture, and ideologies. In the United States of America, borders act as boundaries between both states and cultures. Additionally, boundaries in America stand between itself, and other countries, specifically Mexico. Borderlands, according to its definition, are districts or land surrounded and separated by boundaries. These boundaries, no matter how physical or literal serve the purpose of distinguishing between groups of people and bodies of land. In the United States, this applies its neighboring countries, states, cities, neighborhoods, populations, and opportunity.
According to its definition, both Mexico and the United States are considered borderlands. The United States-Mexico International border is between the American states of California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas, and the Mexican states of Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas. The boundary between the two nations, while physical, is a lot deeper than just a physical border dividing the two nations. We as Americans can understand this based on all of the uproar regarding “the wall” spoken about in the 2016 Presidential election. The Republican nominee, Donald Trump, proposed that there should be a large, physical wall built in between the…

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