Population: 108,700,000 Size: three times the size of Texas Climate: tropical to desert
Early Amerindian civilization. Conquered by Hernan Cortez in 1519. Ruled by Spanish monarchs until 1808. Napoleon conquers Spain. Mexico plans for independence. September 27, 1821: Treaty of Cordoba. Benito Juarez’s “War of Reform” Porfiriato – industry sold to foreigners. The Mexican Revolution: 1910 – 1920.
Treaty of Cordoba, signed August 24, 1821. Constitution of Mexico, approved February 5, 1917.
MEXICOUNITED STATES Similar districts. Executive branch. Judicial branch. Bicameral Congress -Senate -Chamber of Deputies. Similar districts. Executive branch. Judicial branch. Bicameral Congress. -Senate -House of Representatives.
MEXICOUNITED STATES Grants more power to political parties. Grants more power directly to citizens capable of voting.
Several rebel/political pressure groups. Economic Problems -devaluation of the peso in 1994. -25% of population is underemployed.
Mexico and the United States have similar government structures. However, because the Mexican executive branch gets most of the power in their government, Mexico has a different distribution of power.