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ZAPATISTA SS6H3b. Explain the impact and political outcomes of the Zapatista guerilla movement in Mexico.
Read page 200 in Green Book Who was Emiliano Zapata and what were his goals?
Read 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?
Read page 136 in the Green Book What does NAFTA stand for? What was the goal of NAFTA?
Read page 163 in the Green Book Explain why some Canadians worry about NAFTA. Would Mexicans have the same concerns?
Read page 195 in the Green Book Answer Critical Thinking Question # 5
Who are the Zapatistas? The Zapatistas are a group of Mexicans who support improved rights and living conditions for Mexicos indigenous people. In the late 20 th century, the Zapatistas were known for harassment and sabotage against the government.
NAFTA On 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.
On 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.
Zapatistas Today Agreements 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.
An 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 Zapatas conviction? Defend your response with specific examples Emiliano Zapata Zapatistas entering Mexico City in 2001