Many people believe that Mexico is just a
place of horror and indignity that everyone should stay away from, but honestly
Mexico is a beautiful country with beautiful scenery, an interesting history,
and a very compelling culture that just might interest you if you just look
close enough to see it as it really is; a misunderstood place. I chose the
culture of Mexico because it is a well-known culture in the world. The culture
of Mexico has spread all across the world and even divided into different
subcultures. I also chose it because Mexicans have spread into the United
States and is now 17% of its population.
The history of Mexico is very
interesting. It all starts out in the 16th Century when the people already
living in the area started being conquered and colonized by the Spanish. Although
the Spanish did not take over the area of present Mexico until 1519, the Mesoamericans
civilizations already dwelling there had already developed a form of time
period before the arrival of Europeans is called the pre-Columbian era. The
Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan became the Spanish capital Mexico City, which was
and is still the most popular city in Mexico.
the colonial era, Mexico’s long-established Mesoamerican civilizations mixed
with European culture. Nothing better shows this hybrid
background than Mexico’s languages: the country is both the most populous
Spanish-speaking country in the world and home to the largest number of Native
American language speakers in North America. After a
prolonged struggle for independence, New Spain became the independent nation of
Mexico, with the signing of the Treaty of Córdoba. A brief period of monarchy,
called the First Mexican Empire, was followed by the founding of the Republic
of Mexico, established under a federal agreement in 1824.
interesting or significant facts that I learned about the culture of Mexico is
that the official name of Mexico is the United Mexican States. Mexico is the 11th
most populated country in the world. The tenth largest border in the world is
between Mexico and the United States following the border between China and
India in ninth place. Mexico is located in the earth’s most violent earthquake
and volcano zones, called “Ring of Fire”. Mexico’s flag is made
up of three vertical stripes which are green, white and red, and there is a
picture of an eagle eating a snake which is based on Aztec legend. Spanish is
the national language of Mexico.
chose these topics because they are an important part of Mexican culture. The
topics helped me to understand the different aspects of Mexico. There are a lot
more topics and points to discuss about Mexico but these are the most
culture and history of Mexico has gone through a gigantic amount of twist and
turns over the past few decades and it is not the same throughout the country.
Many Mexicans live in cities, but smaller countryside regions still has a
strong effect on the different communities of Mexico. I learned about the
history of this amazing place and what lead up to this country’s greatness
today. In this assignment I got to experience many aspects of Mexico and their
traditions. Many people would think that all Mexicans are low-life and lazy
people but they are great workers and make up almost 20% of the US population.
It is a great culture that I believe should be studied more deeply and
recognized for it’s significance and greatness.