3.Identify the corresponding event in Mexican history: 4.Preceding 1862, what were the economic conditions of Mexico? 5.Why was the victory of May 5, 1862 short-lived? 6. Who was the Mexican president at this time period in history? 7. Pretend you were writing an article for the local Puebla newspaper in 1862.
Describe what took place on May 5, 1862. Today the French were finally defeated, after exhausting resources, and spilling blood. After France was done with paying loans to Mexico, the French appointed a relative of Napoleon III to rule Mexico. To assure this would happen, the French invaded the Gulf of Mexico and headed towards Mexico city. Suddenly The French were halted at the city of Pueblo, where 4,500 men led by General Ignacio Zaragosa bombarded 6.500 French men, and stopped the invasion of the Country. However, the feeling of victory did not stay for long, for as soon as Napoleon III heard of the Defeat, he sent many more men to Mexico. Go to . 8.While in power for a short time, Maximilian of Habsburg did have a few positive accomplishments. What were they? 9.Identify at least three things you can do to participate in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo. 10. View these pictures of younger students celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Draw a symbol that you would associate with the celebration of Cinco de Mayo.
- Spring '15
- Kara Janes
- Benito Juárez, French intervention in Mexico