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Universidad del Valle de México |
“MEXICO”Teacher:Ana Cristina Pérez FontesTeam:Raquel BejaranoAna lidia ValenzuelaArantxa AnguloFrancisco VillaescusaClaudia RascónGroup: 4D |
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10/02/2012 |

Index

Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………..3
History………………………………………………………………………………………………4
* PoliticalStrife and Trouble with the U.S……………………………….4-5
* Independence…………………………………………………………………………5
Economy ………………………………………………………………………………………....6
* Economic Growth……………………………………………………………………6
Education & Culture………………………………………………………………………….7
Bioethics………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8
Principal Problems…………………………………………………………………………….9Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………………...10
References………………………………………………………………………………………11

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Introduction

Mexico is about three times Texas size and it’s abided by 31 states and one federal district. Mexico is bordered on the North by the United States and Belize and Guatemala to the southeast, concealing about 2 million square kilometers with an estimate population of over 112 million people. Mexico is about one-fifth the size of the United State. In America’s totalarea, Mexico is the fifth amplest country and it is also the thirteenth largest independent nation in the world.
The main climates tend to be tropical to arid. The terrain consists of coastal lowlands, deserts, central high elevations/plateaus and mountains up to 18,000 feet.

Mexico’s Facts |
Capital City | Mexico City |
Flag | |
Coat of Arms | |
Anthem | “Himno NacionalMexicano” |
Language | Spanish |
Religions | Roman Catholic (89%), Protestant (6%) & other (5%) |
Ethnic Groups | Mestizo(70%), White(15%), Indigenous(9.8%), other (1%) |
Currency | Mexican Peso |
Government | Federal Republic |
Population | 112,322,757 |
Area | 1,972,550 km2 |


History

Mexico had at least three greatcivilizations: the Olmecs (the first major civilization in Mexico. They lived in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in the modern-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco), the Mayas (Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas), and the Toltecs (an archaeological Mesoamerican culture that dominated a state centered in Tula,Hidalgo in the early post-classic period of Mesoamerican chronology). They anticipated the wealthy Aztec Empire which was conquered by Hernando Cortes (from Spain) in 1519-1521. For the next 300 years until Sept. 16, 1810, Spain ruled Mexico as part of the viceroyalty of New Spain, which during that time was when the Mexicans first revolted. All of these important events lead to Mexico winning theIndependence in 1821.
There were several dictators, two emperors and enough presidents and provisional executives to make a new government on the average of every nine months during 1821 through 1877. Mexico lost many of their properties (states) like Texas (1836), California, Nevada, Arizona (which Mexico lost those three states after they were defeated in the war with the U.S. 1846–1848) andmany others that were close to the northern border between Mexico and The U.S.
The Indian patriot Benito Juarez began a series of reforms in 1855, including the disestablishment of the Catholic Church, which owned vast property. The subsequent civil war was interrupted by the French invasion of Mexico (1861) and the crowning of Maximilian of Austria as emperor (1864). He was overthrown and executedby forces under Juarez, who again became president in 1867.
Political Strife and Trouble with the U.S.
The years after the fall of the dictator Porfirio Diaz, were marked by bloody political-military strife and trouble with the U.S., culminating in the punitive U.S. expedition into northern Mexico (1916–1917) in unsuccessful pursuit of...
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