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Ysidro M. Martinez:In 1975, amputee and Mexican American inventor Ysidro Martinez had an idea toimprove the design for the below-the-knee prosthesis’ that were used at the time.Rather thanreplicate the current designs, which themselves tried to replicate the natural movement oforganic limbs, Martinez revolutionized the prosthetic field by creating a prosthesis that wasbetter at giving the wearer control of acceleration and deceleration, while simultaneouslyreducing pressure and friction for the wearer.This concept is still used in prosthesis’ today.Ezequiel Cabeza de Baca(November 1 1864 - February 18 1917):Ezequiel Cabeza de Baca was elected Lieutenant Governor in New Mexico's firstelection. In itself that may not seem special, but what makes this information important is thefact that he was thefirstever Lation governor elected in the United States.His election to theposition of Governor was the first of many in the advancement of Latinos in government.

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Spanish, Confederate States of America, Confederate States Army, Cristina Garcia, Loreta Janeta Vel zquez

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