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Mexico powerpoint


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Mexico powerpoint

  1. 1. Mexico: From Pre-Columbian to Early Republic By Erik Ruiz
  2. 2. Pre-Columbian Mexico (Grabman) <ul><li>Notible pre-columbian civilizations: Aztecs, Toltecs, Olmecs, Mayas, Zapotecs. </li></ul><ul><li>The Aztecs were not a dominant force at this time as most people think. </li></ul><ul><li>The Aztecs came from the North and in many ways were like the Germanic tribes that took down the Roman Empire. </li></ul>Olmec head, still a mystery like the Olmecs themselves.
  3. 3. Spanish Conquest (Grabman) <ul><li>Cortes arrives at the foot steps of the Aztec Empire. </li></ul><ul><li>Through arguably a lot of luck, Cortes takes the empire. </li></ul><ul><li>This war sees an alliance between the conquistadores and the Tlaxcalans. </li></ul><ul><li>Cortes realizes that not everyone can be converted and the land could not be controlled completely. He uses Aztec bureaucrats to help keep control and taxes. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Revolution Begins (Grabman) <ul><li>Spanish government goes through 4 Carlos. </li></ul><ul><li>Napoleon’s conquest begins and Spain is taken easily. This is a big factors. No more monarchs or mother country support. Spanish in Mexico are now by themselves amongst millions if blacks and natives. </li></ul>
  5. 5. El Grito!!! (Grabman) <ul><li>The revolution starts with an army of farmers and miners with only blunt and sharp weapons. No Spanish were spared at times, the anger was to strong. </li></ul><ul><li>Notable figures: Miguel Hidalgo, Ignacio Allende, Juan de Aldama, Jose Maria Morales. </li></ul>Hidalgo and el grito!
  6. 6. The New Republic (Grabman) <ul><li>Mexico is a mess after its independence </li></ul><ul><li>It goes though many presidents in short periods of time. </li></ul><ul><li>Santa Ana would become virtually a dictator and would loose half the country. </li></ul>An image of a man you will never see in Mexico with respect.
  7. 7. The Money Game (Lida) <ul><li>Minimum wage in Mexico is about 5 USD a day. </li></ul><ul><li>Commodities are about the same price in Mexico as they are in the US. In many cases more due to import fees. </li></ul><ul><li>Those carry most of the wealth in M.C are only 15% and mostly white. </li></ul>A Mexican farmer, makes very little and is always at risk with corporatism under cutting him. Many of it is American.
  8. 8. Getting Around (Lida) <ul><li>Public transportation gets very crowded in such a dense city like Mexico City </li></ul><ul><li>The “middle class” prefers to get around in cars even if it means spending more money for up keep. These complainers are usually white and their complaints are usually class based. </li></ul><ul><li>Taxi drivers often don’t wear seatbelts because they believe they may be used to be strangled by the “client” </li></ul>Unfortunately, this is no exageration and very regular sight.