Critical Essay #2 - Berberyan1 Mexican-American Generation...

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Berberyan1 Mexican-American Generation The Mexican-American generation has had numerous historical moments. The majority of these events began when America turned its back on the Monroe Doctrine that resulted in the Mexican American War, then when Mexico was annexed with parts of its land. Today, Mexican- Americans mostly live in areas in the United States that were named as their homeland once in the past. In twentieth century Mexico, the economy that was brought up after the revolution had people to move out of Mexico and go north to live there instead. Some of the historical moments regarding Mexican-Americans involve deportation, the zoot-suit riots, and their efforts during World War II. To begin with, the Great Depression took place during 1929 to roughly 1941. This was an unfortunate event for the Mexican-Americans because this was a time of an economic crisis. Nativists in the U.S. made it seem like they were the reason for unemployment and declared for them to be deported back into Mexico. “As unemployment swept the U.S., hostility to immigrant workers grew, and the government began a program of repatriating immigrants to Mexico” (.loc.gov). This was not a logical thing to do because the Mexicans weren’t a group that was

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