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  • A Cultural Study Of Childbirth In Rural Mexico - 1,567 words
    A Cultural Study of Childbirth in Rural Mexico Outline I. make up of a typical home A. living arrangements B. layout of the home II. starting a family A. new home B. becoming pregnant III. child birth A. midwife B. birth setting C. prenatal care D. birth of the child E. postpartum IV. conclusions The rural Mexican culture is made up of many small towns and villages. The social connections among adults in theses areas are relatively intimate because many of these areas are endoga mous communities. Most newly married couples live with the man's parents until they are financially stable enough to purchase land of their own to build on. Though it is less common the couple may decide to live with ...
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  • Aztecs - 1,637 words
    Aztecs The Aztec Empire was a Native American state that ruled much of what is now Mexico from about 1427 until 1521, when the empire was conquered by the Spaniards. The empire represented the highest point in the development of the rich Aztec civilization that had begun more than a century earlier. At the height of their power, the Aztec controlled a region stretching from the Valley of Mexico in central Mexico east to the Gulf of Mexico and south to Guatemala. The Aztec built great cities and developed a complex social, political, and religious structure. Their capital, Tenochitlan, was located on the site of present-day Mexico City. An elaborate city built on islands and marsh land, Tenoc ...
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  • Food Of Mexico - 272 words
    Food Of Mexico The Wonderful Food of Mexico! Food is probably the most important element of Mexican culture. Much of the daily routine and tradition in Mexico revolves around the ritual of preparing and eating food. In history, women made their way to the local markets to fill their basket with vegetables, fruits, meat, and fish. Once collecting them the women would return home to begin grinding the corn and flour to make fresh tortillas for the afternoon meal. Mexican food is rich in color and flavor. The richness of their cuisine comes from their concern for the sensory experience of eating. It is often said that cuisine is culture, and to understand the development of Mexican cuisine it i ...
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  • Mayan Art - 995 words
    Mayan Art Deep within the jungle of Mexico and extending into the limestone shelf of the Yucatan peninsula lie the mysterious temple and pyramids of the Maya. While Europe was still in the midst of the dark ages, these amazing people had mapped the heavens, evolved the only true writing system native to the Americas and were masters of mathematics. They invented the calendars we use today. Across a huge jungle landscape with an amazing degree of architectural perfection and variety. Their legacy in stone, which has survived in a spectacular fashion at places such as Palenque, Tikal, Tulum, Chichen Itza, Copan and Uxmal, lives on as do the seven million descendants of classic Maya civilizatio ...
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  • Mexican Economy - 2,193 words
    Mexican Economy I. Historical, Population, Culture, Political, and Economic Information History Mexico was the site of some of the earliest and most advanced civilizations in the western hemisphere. The Mayan culture, according to archaeological research, attained its greatest development about the 6th century AD. Another group, the Toltec, established an empire in the Valley of Mexico and developed a great civilization still evidenced by the ruins of magnificent buildings and monuments. The leading tribe, the Aztec, built great cities and developed an intricate social, political, and religious organization. Their civilization was highly developed, both intellectually and artistically. The f ...
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  • Prison Gangs - 1,496 words
    Prison Gangs Prison Gangs The fight for survival within the United States prison system has created a subculture the breeds racism, hate, and violence. About two and a half years ago, a young man named William King was sentenced to death by lethal injection for his participation in the murder of James Byrd Jr. James, a middle aged black man from Jasper County, Texas, was bound at the ankles and dragged behind a truck for three miles. His body was ripped to shreds as a gruesome display of the effects of prison subculture. What caused William King and his partners Shawn Berry and Lawrence Brewer to commit such a horrific crime? Was their behavior a result of innate nature or was it learned? Ma ...
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  • The 1920s - 500 words
    The 1920s In conclusion, the political, economic, and social aspects of the 1920s had great impact on the United States. First, the political aspects that shaped America included the Constitution and scandal. The 18th and 19th amendments became a part of the Constitution. The presidencies that took place throughout the 1920s played a key role in American history. In addition, American economics dominated the 1920s. Electricity and the invention of automobiles seemed to bring great things to America. The new marketing techniques created more eager consumers in the 1920s. Lastly, the social factors that influenced America included that of racial, ethnic, and religious diversity. Women were dra ...
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  • The Concept Of Whiteness: Was It Selfish Racism - 1,688 words
    The Concept Of Whiteness: Was It Selfish Racism? The Concept of Whiteness: Was It Selfish Racism? By Brandon Brooks (452-73-4368) The University of Texas at El Paso United States History To 1865 Professor E. Chavo Part One: The Concept of Whiteness: Was It Selfish Racism? When one examines the past events that have shaped the United States of America into what it is today, he can determine that the English settlers who migrated to this New World slowly pushed further west into the new lands as their need for land, wealth, and natural resources became a necessity. After America had defeated the British in 1776 and declared their independence, they began to realize that they were powerful enou ...
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  • While On Vacation In Acapulco Mexico, I, Along With My Family And Friends Took A Tour By Boat To A Small Resort Island As We - 1,090 words
    While on vacation in Acapulco Mexico, I, along with my family and friends took a tour by boat to a small resort island. As we approached, I was awestruck by it's beauty. I knew this was going to be fun, but had no idea that this place would be forever etched in my mind. We were greeted at the dock by two natives dressed in brightly colored tropical shirts, white pants and shoes. They were also wearing smiles just as bright. They escorted us to an open-air type restaurant with a thatched roof that was actually attached to the pier at which we docked The restaurant had a casual atmosphere that made us very comfortable. The food was served buffet style, with an elegant array of Mexican and Amer ...
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