1898 to World War II (Hispanic America) by Roger E Hernandez

By Roger E Hernandez

The Hispanic the USA sequence takes readers on a trip to a spot that used to be referred to as the recent global.

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MEXICAN IMMIGRATION BEGINS 45 Porfirio Díaz was reelected president of Mexico in 1910, but under suspicious conditions. He was soon unseated and replaced by Francisco Madero. T H E F I R S T B I G WAV E The year 1910 marked a watershed in the history of Mexico, as well as in the history of Mexican immigration to the United States. In the presidential election that year Porfirio Díaz, who had governed harshly since 1876, committed fraud to stay in power. His opponent, Francisco Madero, backed by leaders Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa, launched a revolt and unseated Díaz.

A sizable number came from families that had lived in New Mexico ever since the area was settled by Spain in the 1600s. Others were Tejanos and Californios—Spanish-speakers whose families had lived in 1898 TO W O R L D W A R II 44 Texas and California before the regions became part of the United States. Still, the growth of the Southwest’s Hispanic population in those first few decades of the 1900s was a result of new Mexican immigration to the United States. Before 1910, few Mexicans immigrated.

21 per 100 pounds (45 kg) of cotton picked in 1928, saw their wages dip to 44 cents in 1931. “Mexican laborers simply could not live on such low wages,” says a report from the Texas State Historical Association. City dwellers suffered, too. “Owners of small commercial enterprises, artisans, and professional persons were severely harmed by the depression,” the same report says. -born people who were forced to leave only knew life in the United States. They felt like foreigners in Mexico. Children in Mexico teased American-born children.

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