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POLITICS IN MEXICO LUIS ESTRADA Spring quarter 2005 March 28-April 1 st.

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1 POLITICS IN MEXICO LUIS ESTRADA Spring quarter 2005 March 28-April 1 st

2 Spanish Conquest Mexicas founded Tenochtitlán in 1325 where an eagle stood over a cactus eating a snake Mexicas founded Tenochtitlán in 1325 where an eagle stood over a cactus eating a snake In 1521, Hernán Cortés conquered the Aztecs In 1521, Hernán Cortés conquered the Aztecs

3 New Spain Hierarchical organization Hierarchical organization Most Indians converted to Christianity Most Indians converted to Christianity Virgin of Guadalupe, a very ‘useful’ symbol Virgin of Guadalupe, a very ‘useful’ symbol

4 Independence Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

5 Independence José María Morelos y Pavón José María Morelos y Pavón

6 Independence Trigarante army Trigarante army Guerrero and Iturbide Guerrero and Iturbide September 27, 1821 September 27, 1821

7 Constitution of 1824 Guadalupe Victoria, first president of Mexico Guadalupe Victoria, first president of Mexico

8 Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

9 Foreign Invasions Niños Héroes Niños Héroes

10 Benito Juarez Constitution of 1857 Constitution of 1857 Anti-clerical and anti-militaristic Anti-clerical and anti-militaristic Defeated the Emperor Maximilian Defeated the Emperor Maximilian


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