Mexico. Tanvi Gandham. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/north-america/mexico/map_of_mexico.jpg. Demographic. Ethnic Groups: Indian-Spanish ( mestizo ) 60% Indian 30% Caucasian 9% Other 1% Main Language Spanish. Demographic. Religions (recorded in 2000) Roman Catholic 76.5%
Cortes conquered Aztex Empire
Pizarro Incan Empire
The two of them were cousins
15 & 16 centuries
Spanish influence in Latin America
Exposure to European diseases
Spanish Royalist Flag
Mexico is a ‘Federal Constitutional Republic’.
Independence was declared on September 16, 1810 but Mexico wasn’t actually independent until September 27, 1821.
Wars were fought against the Spanish Rule.
Mexico's Independence from Spain (1810-1821)
Miguel Alemán elected first civilian President (1946), since 1911.
Earthquake in Mexico City (1985), 8 thousand dead, four billion dollars in damage.
North American Free Trade Agreement between USA, Canada and Mexico (1992-1994)
Mexican Bank Crisis (1995), received financial assistance from US
“The Two Fridas” (1939)
Famous Mexican Painter
Troubled Marriage to Diego Rivera
Known for striking self portraits
Born 1907 in Mexico City
Widely Acclaimed Work, Famous all over the World
Suffered from health problems
Can Trade (North American Free Trade agreement)
Tension over Arms and Drug War