The History and Future of the Mexican American Culture.

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A. Introduction

B. Cultural Background

1. about the land

2. about the economy

C. Purpose of Migration

1. reasons of migration

2. places migrated to

D. History of Migration

1. labor shortages

2. anti-Mexican attitudes

E. Problems and Restrictions

1. negative effects

2. positive effects

F. Summary

Mexico is now concerned with the violation of human rights after

Texas Gov. Rick Perry asked for $9.7 million to increase security along the

Mexico-Texas border. Mexico understands that the fight against crime and

violence along the border must be fought on both sides. But the United

States has also been asked to allow more legal migration and respect the

rights of Mexicans north of the border.

Mexico has an immense wealth of mineral resources, a small amount

of agricultural land, and a rapidly growing population. More than half of the

people live in the central regions of the country, while vast areas of the

parched north and the tropical south are somewhat settled.

The long-held

stereotype of Mexico as a country where life is slow-paced and the

population consists of mostly farmers has little truth. Petroleum and

tourism have come to dominate the economy, and industrialization is

increasing in many parts of the country.

The migration from Mexico to the United States was because of the

loss of almost half of Mexico's territory as a result of the Treaty of

Guadalupe Hidalgo which ended the Mexican-American War in 1848. This

included the states of California, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. This

area became the region with the largest number of immigrants from Mexico

because of the need for labor by ranches and farms both owned by

Mexican and American families. Between 1910 and 1920, at least 219,000

Mexican immigrants entered the United States, doubling the Hispanic

population in Arizona, New Mexico, and...