Hispanics in the United States have significantly contributed to much of our society’s
customs and culture for many centuries. Ranging from politics, public service, military,
business, science, organized sports to even the entertainment industry, you can find their
mark universally if you take a closer look. It is quite a wonder as to the many historians
whom have not acknowledged Hispanics’ impact on history, as they are just as intricate
within America’s history as any other race or nationality (Contributions of).
Mexican Americans consist of the most prevalent Hispanic group within the United
States. Their history has covered over four centuries within America, contrasting in different
regions. In such states as California, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada, great amounts of
Mexican Americans subsist there. (“Mexican Americans,” 1997-2007)
Mexican Americans, though they live in the United States, generally
converse in their own native language. Spanish is usually the solitary language that they use at
home amongst family and/or even friends, but in the general community, English is the
universally unrestricted language. As the generations have passed on, a new verbal
communication has emerged, called Spanglish, which is a blend of both Spanish and American.
America has been tough on Mexican Americans. The citizens had a hard time
elevating their financial and social status in this country, as they were judged by color of their
skin. However, color should not demonstrate a person’s social status, but the content of their
character. These people are slowly emerging and breaking social barriers.