Presentation on theme: "ZAPATISTA SS6H3b. Explain the impact and political outcomes of the Zapatista guerilla movement in Mexico."— Presentation transcript:
1ZAPATISTASS6H3b. Explain the impact and political outcomes of the Zapatista guerilla movement in Mexico.
2Read page 200 in Green BookWho was Emiliano Zapata and what were his goals?
3Read page 102 in the Green Book 1. What is globalization?2. How does globalization affect the manufacturing of a sweatshirt?3. How would the price be affected if the sweatshirt was manufactured completely in the United States?
4Read page 136 in the Green Book What does NAFTA stand for?What was the goal of NAFTA?
5Read page 163 in the Green Book Explain why some Canadians worry about NAFTA. Would Mexicans have the same concerns?
6Read page 195 in the Green Book Answer Critical Thinking Question # 5
11Who are the Zapatistas?The Zapatistas are a group of Mexicans who support improved rights and living conditions for Mexico’s indigenous people. In the late 20th century, the Zapatistas were known for harassment and sabotage against the government.
12NAFTAOn January 1, 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect. This was an agreement to allow free trade between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Some people in Mexico did not like this plan. They thought that NAFTA would allow cheap farm goods to come into Mexico from the United States. The farmers in Mexico would not be able to compete with the cheaper food.
13On the day NAFTA took effect, a group of Mexicans called the Zapatistas took over several towns in their part of Mexico. The army was sent in to remove the Zapatistas. Fighting lasted for several weeks. A cease-fire finally ended the fighting. The Zapatistas did not go away, however.
14Zapatistas TodayAgreements between the Zapatistas and the government have not solved the problems the people have with the government. The Zapatistas have control of some small parts of southern Mexico. The Zapatistas argue that the indigenous people of Mexico need more help to improve health care, housing, education, and jobs. The Zapatistas have formed friendships with groups in other countries that have similar goals.
15Emiliano ZapataZapatistas entering Mexico City in 2001An early 20th-century activist for social justice in Mexico, Zapata once proclaimed, “It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.” Do you agree or disagree with Zapata’s conviction? Defend your response with specific examples