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Allen Cordell Hispanic American Diversity Eth/125 Kelly Hebb Campbell 4/29/2011
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The Hispanic community is growing tremendously and they are helping the United States become even more diverse. According to the Census Bureau as of 2010 the Hispanic community makes up about 16 percent. Also the information says the about 4 percent of that number are Puerto Ricans from their native island. Over 31 million Americans have checked their status as having Mexican ancestors. Four groups that I will be talking about are Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Columbians. These are all very interesting groups of people learn about and it will be my pleasure to share them with everyone. Mexican Americans are the largest part of the Hispanic groups in the United States. The people that aren't born in the U.S from this group came from Mexico to the United States for many different things. According some information that came from a website by the name of http://www.everyculture.com/multi/Le-Pa/Mexican-Americans.html , “The earliest inhabitants of Mexico are believed to have been hunters who migrated from Asia approximately 18,000 years ago. Over time, these early peoples built highly organized civilizations, such as the Olmec, Teotihuacan, Mayan, Toltec, Zapotec, Mixtec, and Aztec societies, the majority of which were accomplished in art, architecture, mathematics, astronomy, and agriculture. In 1517 Spanish explorer Francisco Fernández de Córdoba discovered the Yucatán, a peninsula located in the southeast of Mexico. By 1521 the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortéz had managed to conquer the Aztec empire, the most powerful Indian nation in Mexico at the time. For the next 300 years, Mexico, or New Spain, would remain under colonial
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