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The nation report mexico


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The nation report mexico

  1. 1. The Nation ReportMexico<br />By: Maria Moreno <br />History 28 <br />
  2. 2. The people of Mexico, Spanish is the official language, but the indigenous Indian languages that far predate the conquistadors are still spoken by a third of the population. <br />The Nahuatl of the Aztec or the tongue of the Mayans, as well as others such as Mixtec, Otomi, Trascan and Zapotec remain, an echo of Mexico's rich past. <br />Also people from Mexico only require their kids from ages 5 to 15 to go to school after that age the majority stay at home or work in the fields. <br />People from Mexico physical appearance is variety although most of Mexican people have brown hair, black eyes and brown color skin it depends on the place where they come from. <br />.<br />Mexican People <br />
  3. 3. Mexico’s people way of life includes many old customs from their Indian past and the Spanish colonial period.<br />The people of Mexico, maybe more so than any other Latin American culture countries, are very sensitive to people from the Unites States calling themselves “Americans”. <br />Mexicans consider themselves Americans, “Estados Unidos Mexicanos” therefore, it is important that Americans refer to themselves as Americans from the United States or “Estados Unidos Americanos”.<br />Mexican People<br />
  4. 4. The society is made up of people from many different backgrounds, often speaking different languages and with different customs and beliefs. <br />At last count, there are more than 50 indigenous languages (other than Spanish) spoken in Mexico.<br />Religion is of great importance in Mexico, with about 90 percent of the people practicing Roman Catholicism.<br />Most of the people from Mexico pray or belief in the Virgin Of Guadalupe witch they call her “La Madre de todos Los Mexicanos”<br />Culture<br />
  5. 5. El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. <br />On this day in Mexico, the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of paper, flowers, candy Calaveras (skeletons and skulls), and parades. <br />Culture<br />
  6. 6. On September 15th and 16th Mexican Independence is celebrated throughout the country, with a variety of activities.<br />In the early hours of September 16th, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a priest in the small town of Dolores, Guanajuato, rang the church bell to gather the townspeople. <br />He called for the people of Mexico to rise up against the Spanish Crown, thus initiating Mexico's War of Independence. <br />The country did not achieve independence until 1821, but it is this event, known as the Grito de Dolores which is commemorated every year in town squares across Mexico.<br />History<br />
  7. 7. Somewhere around 1000 BC, the first of Mexico's ancient civilizations, the Olmecs, established themselves in what are now the states of Veracruz and Tabasco. <br />They worshipped a jaguar God, built cities, constructed massive stone head carvings, and spread throughout central and southern Mexico until their civilization mysteriously vanished around 400 BC.<br /> The Conquest of New Spain, a great and tragic history, begins in April of 1519  when a Cortes lands in Veracruz, about 200 miles from the Aztec capital.<br />History<br />
  8. 8. The geography of Mexico ranges from deserts to mountains to tropical beaches. <br />Mexico’s diverse geography enables visitors to plan the ideal getaway in the part of the country that most suits their interest.<br />Much of northern Mexico is desert. <br />The Chihuahua Desert is covers the center and eastern part of Mexico. <br />The Sonora Desert extends from the center of Mexico to the Pacific Coast.<br />Geography<br />
  9. 9. Mexico City is arguable the largest metropolis in the world with a population of over 17 million people in the greater Mexico City area.<br /> Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and plays an important role in the political and economic development of the country. <br />It is also the home to many historical points of interests including museums, churches, Spanish architecture and indigenous cultural sites.<br />Geography<br />