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4/27/07 Bryan Flaherty
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The holiday of Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of the Mexicans over French forces in the city of Puebla.
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Mexico owed France, Spain and England a lot of money. When Mexico stopped making loan payments, France tried installing Archduke Maximilian of Austria as ruler. France wanted to add to its empire and used the debt issue to try and take over Mexico without the support of Spain and England.
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The poorly armed Mexican militia of 4,500 men were able to stop and defeat the well outfitted French army of 7,000
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Unformatted text preview: soldiers. THE MEXICANS WON THE BATTLE AT PUEBLA, BUT NOT THE WAR. The President of France, Napoleon III, sent over 30,000 troops to invade Mexico again. The French took control of Mexico City and installed Maximilian as ruler of Mexico. The U.S then provided political and military assistance to Mexico. The French were eventually defeated and Maximilian was executed. Today, Cinco de Mayo serves as a celebration of the bravery of the small, outnumbered army at the Battle of Puebla who fought for Mexican independence!...
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2008 for the course CCJS 350 taught by Professor Horner during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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