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Title: Mexican Americans

Mexican Americans
  • 1848 to the Present

The American (Mexican War)
  • John Tyler 1841-1844
  • John Calhoun
  • Henry Clay
  • Lewis Cass
  • James K. Polk 1844-1848
  • Liberty Party
  • James G. Birney
  • Spot Resolutions
  • Battle of Buena Vista 1847
  • General Winfield Scott
  • Colonel Stephen Kearney
  • General Zachery Taylor
  • John C. Fremont
  • Nicolas P. Trist

  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 1848
  • Gadsden Purchase 1853

  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 1848
  • Chicano
  • Californios
  • Land Act of 1851
  • Joaquin Murietta
  • Gadsden Purchase 1853

  • Geronimo
  • Mutualista (mutual aid society)
  • Hispanos
  • Santa Fe Ring
  • Gorras Blancas (White Caps)
  • Vaqueros
  • Texas Rangers
  • Juan Cortina
  • Cortina War
  • Corridos
  • Gregorio Cortez
  • El Paso del Norte (El Paso, Ciudad Juarez)
  • Salt War (1877)

Corrido of Gregorio Cortez
  • They went around askingquestions about half an
    hour afterwardThey found out that the
    wrongdoerhad been Gregorio Cortez. Now they have
    outlawed Cortezthroughout the whole of the
    stateLet him be taken, dead or alive,for he
    has killed several men.Then said Gregorio
    Cortez,with his pistol in his hand,"I don't
    regret having killed himwhat I regret is my
    brother's death"The Americans were comingthey
    were whiter that a poppyFrom the fear that they
    hadfrom Cortez and his pistol.They let loose
    the bloodhoundso they could follow the
    trailBut trying to overtake Cortezwas like
    following a star.From Belmont he went to the
    ranch,where they succeeded in surrounding
    him,Quite a few more that three hundred,but he
    jumped out of their corral.When he jumped out of
    their corral,according to what is said here,
  • Gregorio Cortez,with his pistol in his
    hand,"Don't run, you cowardly rinches,from a
    single Mexican".Now he has met a Mexicanhe
    says to him haughtily,"Tell me the newsI am
    Gregorio Cortez.They say that because ofme many
    people have been killedso now I will
    surrender,because such things are not
    right."All the rinches Texas Rangers were
    coming,so fast that they almost flew,Because
    they were going to get the tenthousand dollars
    that were offered.When they surrounded the
    house,Cortez appeared before them"You will
    take me if I'mwilling but not any other
    way."Then said the Major Sheriff,as if he was
    going to cry,"Cortez, hand over your weaponswe
    do not want to kill you."Then said Gregorio
    Cortez,shouting to them in a loud voice,"I
    won't surrender my weaponsuntil I am in a

The Great Migration1900-1930
  • Immigration Act of 1924
  • Contratistas (Labor Contractors)
  • Ellis Island
  • The Depression 1930-1940
  • East Los Angeles
  • The Mexican Problem
  • Repatriation
  • I.W.W. (International Workers of the World)
  • Bisbee Deportations

  • Carey McWilliams, Factories in the Fields
  • Union de Trabajadores de la Valle Imperial
  • Pachucos
  • Calo
  • Luis Valdes, Zoot Suit
  • Sleepy Lagoon 1942
  • Zoot Suit Riots 1943
  • Zoot Suit

  • Bracero Program
  • Operation Wetback 1954
  • L.U.L.A.C. (League of United Latin-American
    Citizens) 1921
  • Mendez vs. Westminster School District of Orange
    County 1947
  • The G.I. Forum 1948
  • Dr. Hector P. Garcia

The Chicano Movement 1975-
  • Chicano
  • Ruben Salazar
  • United Farm Workers (UFW)
  • Cesar Chavez

  • Delano Strike 1965
  • Reies Lopez Tijerina
  • Alianza Federal de Mercedes (Federal Alliance of
    Land Grants)
  • Rodolfo (Corky) Gonzales
  • La Crusada Para la Justicia
  • La Raza Unida Party
  • Yo Soy Joaquin

  • Blowouts
  • MECHA (Movimiento Estudiantil de Aztlan)
  • Brown Berets

  • Chicano Moratorium Committee
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