The Conquests Of Mexico: The First Conquests In Mexico

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To know a Mexican you must know the past you must know their ancestors and what they have been through. Mexico has been not through one conquest, but two conquests. Mexico was made of many different indigenous groups before the 1st conquest. More than ninety two percent of the population in Mexico was killed. The eight percent that remained either became a slave or fled north of Mexico to what now is Texas, California and New Mexico. The second conquest consisted in land being taken over by the United States. There was a war over the territory of what today we call the state of Texas. This all started with the United States starting a border without the land of Texas belonging to them. This later caused a big all out war between Mexico and …show more content…
Even though Moctezuma attempted to please the Cortes is all went bad because of the beliefs. The Spaniard believed in one god and the indigenous or tribes believed in multiple gods. The battle of religion soon began crosses were put by monk in any place they thought would be the best to attempt to convert the tribe or indigenous group. “ Our nobles and warriors resented the ways in which your captains placed their crosses anywhere possible. We hated how our shrines were being desecrated by the presence of the lady in blue, the one whose face looked small and pinched” (Limon,1996). The Spaniard attempted to convert all of the indigenous groups because they felt superior and the Spaniards felt as if the indigenous way were callings to the demon …show more content…
Mexicans were of lower class due to economic issues. “After 1910, in fact, almost one-eighth of Mexico’s population migrated to the, United States as a result of the push and pull of economic necessity. Southwest agri-businessmen “imported” Mexican workers to fill the need for cheap labor, and this influx signaled the beginning of even greater Anglo manipulation of Mexican settlement or colonias” (Acuna). Mexico economic status was bad and people needed money and because most people needed money the Americans would take advantage. Being part of the lower class played a big part in why Mexicans would go to America and work for very low wages. Mexicans needed the money to support their families and most people crossing to take these jobs were men

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