No United States without Mexico Essay

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No United States without Mexico

No U.S. without Mexicans

As a Mexican American in the United States I can honestly say that Spanish colonialism
plays a crucial role in understanding the history of Mexicans in the United States.
Spanish colonialism brought forth many factors that shaped the Mexican. One huge factor is
religion. The Spanish brought a unified form of religion, we know it as Christianity.
Secondly, with its priority of converting the indigenous people to Christianity, they
migrated and created pueblos in what is now part of South Western United States. With its
expansion and creation of Haciendas and Ranchos, the Spanish created a new style of
culture, which is important in the shaping of the Mexican in the United States.

One of the most influential aspects of the Mexican in the United States is his religious
beliefs. If not for the Spanish and their devotion to convert people to Christianity, life
would be differently for the average Mexican. Spiritually, the Mexican looks to god for
guidance and support. Growing up in a Mexican household, I can say that religion played an
enormous role in my life. As a family, we would attend church every Sunday. I also
attended catechism through the course of my childhood, which shaped me into the individual
that I am today.

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