Speak up for Hispanic Heritage

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Speak up for Hispanic Heritage

  1. 1. Speak Up for HISPANIC HERITAGE
  2. 2. Hispanic Heritage Month is a national holiday in the USA. It is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th.
  3. 3. It is a time for all of us to remember the contributions of Hispanic-Americans.
  4. 4. Hispanic-Americans are Spanish-speaking people who have come to make the United States their home.
  5. 5. The word “Hispanic” describes people who come from Spanish- speaking countries...
  6. 6. Many Hispanics in the United States came from nearby places, like Mexico, Cuba, Central America, or South America.
  7. 7. But don’t forget that Spanish-speaking people settled in the USA long before the English settled along the eastern coast...
  8. 8. Missionaries from Spain traveled among Native Americans in present-day California and New Mexico...
  9. 9. Spanish explorers traveled throughout present-day Florida almost 400 years ago!
  10. 10. In fact, the oldest city in the United States is St. Augustine, Florida, built by Spanish-speaking settlers...
  11. 11. And the rest of our history is full of famous leaders who were Hispanic!
  12. 12. One important Hispanic was Cesar Chavez, a migrant farm worker who worked for fair treatment of Mexican workers on American farms.
  13. 13. Hispanic people continue to serve as leaders in all fields today...
  14. 14. “All Americans, regardless of national origin, celebrate the vibrant Hispanic-American spirit that influences our Nation.” President of the United States
  15. 15. HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

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