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Social Movement Research The Chicano Movement are also known as El Movimiento was a political and cultural movement in the 1960’s that asserted Chicano civil rights. The movement fought against many of the injustices Chicanos had to face and led to protest for farmers rights, land grants, and for better education. These three goals and protest are what made many Chicano’s understand their history and created many different Chicano organizations. One of the organization that were formed was called Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan or also known as M.E.C.H.A. Many Chicano’s believe in reclaiming land that belonged to their indigenous ancestors. Aztlan encompassed the states of Colorado, California, Arizona, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Oregon and parts of Washington. This caused for a protest to have land grant restoration as this went against the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo a 1848 treaty that stopped the Mexican-American War but also annexed many of the states that we know today. As in the article “ History of the Chicano Movement Education reform and farmworkers' rights were among the goals ” by Nadra Kareem Nittle states that “In 1966, Reies López Tijerina led a three-day march from Albuquerque, N.M., to the state capital of Santa Fe, where he gave the governor a petition calling for the investigation of Mexican land grants. He argued that the United States annexation of Mexican land in the 1800s was

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