Hispanic Identity Essay

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The Hispanic Identity What I have noticed through throughout the history of Hispanic culture this is always a struggle for identity. In Latin America history there was always a struggle for independence, as a way to create their own identity. Moving on to the 19th through 20th. century important events happened which involved a historical development of a complete national identity by the people. Mexico and Cuba are great examples of a struggle for identity because as of today they are the top two upper percentile that make up the Latino community in the US and to follow is Puerto Rico. These are great examples because not only historically did they struggle for identity, but immigrants/migrants struggle today for identity here in the US. In all, this struggle for identity continues as Hispanics make the move to the US. To provide background information, During the 20th Century Mexico and Cuba were in a state where its government was going in the wrong direction for the people. Let's start in Mexico, Portfirio Diaz reigned as dictator, as he held a “Pan o Palo” type of dictatorship for the country for 31 years. The people of Mexico at this time felt with no power for political expression. Many factors led to the Revolution such as the new generations of young people that that had an interest to participate in politics for Mexico, but weren’t able to due to the dictator politicians that were in power at the time. Francisco I. Madero is an important figure in the Mexican revolution, he was a young educated leader that supported democracy and believed that Diaz should be put out of power, and out of re-election status; therefore, Madero created a party that was called “Anti-Reelectionista party”. Diaz then saw Madero as a threat to his presidency and before the elections in 1910 Diaz had imprisoned Madero in San Luis Potosi. After his imprisonment, Madero fled
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