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    “What 's gone on is still going on” (Professor Ambruster, lecture Oct. 6, 2014). History repeats itself over the years in different circ The Mexican lower-class society has gained rights throughout the years. The Mexican Constitution of 1824 was an almost perfect document where the people were given rights and they gained free elections. Even though this document was established, the promises were not actually put to practice. The population found itself in the same problems that had existed before the establishment of such a document. The revolution of 1910 is an important era in the journey to civil rights. “There was not one, single revolution. The country was divided and each fraction sought a different goal” (Soto-Laveaga, lecture Oct 1, 2014). A demonstration of how the repression against the people had not ended and had grown tired of being oppressed and abused. Unfortunately, things have not changed for the Mexican people after gaining independence from Spain in 1821. The people have fought the government for years, even decades, for rights that have yet to be established. During the reconstruction of the Mexican government, the country went through seventy presidents in a time frame of fifty years. In that fifty year period the government intended to establish liberalism. Their attempts ,however, were futile because it failed to promote meaningful change. For example, the transition period between Presidents would often bring concequnces rather then the change…

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    Letter To Puebla

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    Let me begin by saying that I loved your letter. It was full of beautiful passages, and to this day I still save them in my memory. I know I owe you an explanation, and I'll get to that point later, but first I'd like to tell you my general thoughts and then answer your questions. I agree with your first point, there is something very special in written communication. It may be slow and impractical for contemporary standards, but it has a charm that technology cannot replicate. I understand…

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    Colonial Puebla Analysis

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    in Colonial Puebla Public ritual shaped the political culture, as well as the lives of the residents and officials in Puebla. Frances L. Ramos’ Identity, Ritual, and Power in Colonial Puebla illustrates us the importance of these rituals and how they played an integral role in connecting abstract influences within residents and imperial identities. Ritual “helped to reaffirm hierarchy and strengthen people’s affiliations to local corporations, their city, the imperial body politic, and the…

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    The Devil's Mine Analysis

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    big lands are owned by few people, on the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Bazant in his article set an analysis about the beginning of the textiles industry and its development in Puebla. Even Puebla had religious importance, the development of the industry build an interesting paradox if we compare with the european cities. Planned with sophisticated rules, Puebla impressed the english wife of the Spanish ambassador by its beauty even been an…

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    On the fifth of May every year many Mexicans and Mexican-Americans gather together to celebrate Cinco de Mayo (fifth of may in Spanish). Many Americans mistakenly believe this day to be Mexico’s Independence Day (actually celebrated on September 16). In reality, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the 1862 Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla. The French went on take the capital, Mexico City, and impose a monarchy until 1867, but the battle still symbolized a significant Mexican…

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    Mexico De Mayo Thesis

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    At the Battle of Puebla in 1862, the Mexican Army, led by a general named Zaragoza, fought against the French and won an unlikely victory. This battle took place during a very chaotic time in Mexico’s history. However, the Mexican Army still managed to achieve success with the many struggles they were facing. Following their success, the soldiers held a party in celebration of their massive achievement. Cinco de Mayo, the 5th of May, reminds people of the numerous struggles that Mexicans faced…

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    Femme De Rien Analysis

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    Femme de Rien With pledges of equality and nativist attitudes injected in the veins of Latin America for independence efforts, Spanish diplomat’s wife Frances Calderón de la Barca reflects those empty promises through her 1840 journal entries about Mexican high society. In her account, Calderón describes the tension surrounding her decision in wearing what she called a poblana dress, the Mexican elite worried she would appear as a “femme de rien” as if the dress worn by a woman from Puebla was…

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    Prehispanic Clothing

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    After the arrival and conquest of the Aztec Empire by the Spaniards, the production and use of clothes in Mesoamerica changed drastically. The Spanish people banned most of the Prehispanic dresses and body adornment, as they were considered as “uncivilized.” Indigenous, European and Asian fabrics influenced Mexican clothing production by the mid colonial period. The Spanish did not appreciated the local cotton, nor did they find the material produced on traditional backstrap looms wide enough,…

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    participate in the revolution because of the outdated attitudes Cuba harbored women, race, individualism, and manual labor. According to Joseph Hart, author of 2010 novel Che The Life, Death, and Aftermath of a Revolutionary , Guevara urged all individuals to view each other as equals and take on the values of what he termed "el Hombre Nuevo" (the New Man). The new man would ultimately be selfless, hardworking, gender-blind, incorruptible, and anti-imperialist. After Che’s views regarding the…

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    Old Mayan Statue

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    Experts Have Found an Old Mayan Statue That Looks Like an Alien in Mexico Experts found a mysterious statue in Mexico. It is believed to be an ancient Mayan statue. In fact, this mysterious statue shows an alien that is holding a human hand. You can see a snake that is surrounding a small alien. In the profile view of the artifact, the alien is holding a human head. The eyes of the statue are in an oval shape and the head is pretty strange as well. This incredible discovery was revealed by…

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