The Mexican Independence Of Mexico, Mayans, Aztecs, And The Olmec

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Mexico is an ancient land filled with a rich history and a proud people. The land in Mexico once fostered Amerindian civilizations such as the Aztecs, Mayans, and the Olmec. These cultures flourished until first contact was made with the Spanish in the early 16th century. The Spanish conducted their first expedition in 1519, marking the start of Spanish rule in the region for the next 300 years. The Mexican independence was recognized be Spain in 1821 and formed their own democratic government that is still serving today.
The country itself is located directed south of the United States of America, bordering Guatemala’s and Belize’s northern border. As the southernmost country in North American, it enjoys contact with both the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. An area roughly three times the size of Texas, it contains a wide variety of tropical and desert environments. Mountains and plains alike populate the land, offering an assortment of terrain features. Hurricanes and earthquakes are a common occurrence, as well as the occasional volcano eruption. The lack of fresh water is now considered a national security issue, with majority of the land being used for agricultural reasons (CIA, 2016).
Mexico, conventionally known as the United Mexican States, is a Democratic nation split up into three major branches: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. The current Head of State is President Enrique Pena Nieto, who was elected on December 1st, 2012. He heads the government from…

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