Mexico By: Jimmy Wolpert
Geography <ul><li>Mexico is the world’s 14 th  largest country by total area </li></ul><ul><li>Because it is divided by th...
Geography <ul><li>The Rio Bravo del Norte (Rio Grande) marks the north eastern border between Mexico and The United States...
Geography <ul><li>Mexico has two major mountain ranges, The Sierra Madre Oriental and The Sierra Madre Occidental, which a...
People <ul><li>As of the 2010 census Mexico is the largest Spanish speaking country in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Much of...
People <ul><li>Catholicism is the most common religion in Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico’s 92 million Catholics represent...
People <ul><li>Population in Mexico has been increasing over the past decades in line with the rest of the world </li></ul...
History <ul><li>The earliest human artifacts found in Mexico are about 9,000 years old </li></ul><ul><li>The most famous c...
History <ul><li>Once Spain conquered Mexico they destroyed much of the culture of the indigenous people </li></ul><ul><li>...
History <ul><li>Plutarco Elías Calles founded the National Revolutionary Party (PNR), which would later become the Institu...
Sources <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Mexico By: Jimmy Wolpert
  2. 2. Geography <ul><li>Mexico is the world’s 14 th largest country by total area </li></ul><ul><li>Because it is divided by the Tropic of Cancer Mexico has one of the most diverse climates in the world </li></ul><ul><li>The topography of Mexico also varies wildly with elevations ranging from 1,000 m to well over 2,000 m in some places </li></ul>
  3. 3. Geography <ul><li>The Rio Bravo del Norte (Rio Grande) marks the north eastern border between Mexico and The United States of America </li></ul><ul><li>The Gulf of Mexico borders the east coast of the country </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico, because it is nearly surrounded by water is highly susceptible to hurricanes </li></ul>
  4. 4. Geography <ul><li>Mexico has two major mountain ranges, The Sierra Madre Oriental and The Sierra Madre Occidental, which are extensions of the Rockies of the western United States </li></ul><ul><li>The center of the country is crossed by the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt </li></ul><ul><li>A fourth major mountain range is the Sierra Madre del Sur </li></ul><ul><li>Most central and northern Mexican cities are at high altitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico City and some other major urban cities however, are located in valleys </li></ul>
  5. 5. People <ul><li>As of the 2010 census Mexico is the largest Spanish speaking country in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Much of Mexican culture comes from the mixing of ancient Mexican and European traditions because most modern Mexicans are the product of both cultures </li></ul><ul><li>A study by the Mexican Genome Diversity Project found that the amount of European and Indigenous DNA in the Mexican population were about even </li></ul>
  6. 6. People <ul><li>Catholicism is the most common religion in Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico’s 92 million Catholics represent the second largest population of Catholics in the entire world, Brazil containing the first </li></ul><ul><li>Religion is a very important part of these people’s lives </li></ul><ul><li>Most towns and cities hold an annual feast day which many regard as the most important religious holiday of the year </li></ul><ul><li>47% of Catholic Mexicans attend church on a weekly basis </li></ul>
  7. 7. People <ul><li>Population in Mexico has been increasing over the past decades in line with the rest of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Though Spanish is the most common language Mexico has no official language </li></ul><ul><li>Many Indigenous languages are still spoken in certain parts of the country </li></ul>
  8. 8. History <ul><li>The earliest human artifacts found in Mexico are about 9,000 years old </li></ul><ul><li>The most famous cultures from early Mesoamerica are the Aztec and Mayan peoples however there were many other cultures in the region </li></ul><ul><li>There are pyramids in Mexico still around today that were built in ancient times </li></ul><ul><li>Tenochtitlan (The Island City) was the capital of the Aztec Empire when the Spanish invaded Mexico in the early 16 th century </li></ul>
  9. 9. History <ul><li>Once Spain conquered Mexico they destroyed much of the culture of the indigenous people </li></ul><ul><li>Spain ruled Mexico for nearly 300 years, during this time a lot of modern Mexican culture evolved </li></ul><ul><li>In 1810 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla declared Mexican independence from Spain </li></ul><ul><li>It was not until 1821 that Mexico gained its independence </li></ul>
  10. 10. History <ul><li>Plutarco Elías Calles founded the National Revolutionary Party (PNR), which would later become the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and stay in control of Mexican politics for over 70 years </li></ul><ul><li>From the 1940s to the 1980s the Mexican economy grew substantially, this period of growth was known as “The Mexican Miracle” by some historians </li></ul><ul><li>In 2000 Vicente Fox won the Presidential Election as a member of another party </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sources <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul>
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