Mexico through a power point presentation

Mexico is 3x larger
than Texas.
Natural Resources:
petro, silver, copper,
gold, lead, zinc, natural
gas, timber.
Natural problems:
Government in Mexico
Present form of government began in, 16 September 1810
(declared); 27 September 1821 (recognized by Spain)
The government was started by the local people, who removed the
Spaniards. They held elections in 2000 marked the first time
since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that had opposition
Government building in Mexico City
The Founder:
Padre Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
In 1810 Hidalgo led a group of indigenous and
mestizo peasants in a revolt against the dominant
peninsular under the banner of the Virgin of
Guadalupe. After clashes with the criollos and
Mexican townspeople the group disbanded. Hidalgo
was captured on 21 March 1811, and executed on 30
Hidalgo's rebellion was the beginning of what would
become the Mexican War of Independence. Although
he was unsuccessful in his original aim, Hidalgo's
efforts were followed by those of José María Morelos
and Agustín de Iturbide who brought down the
colonial governments of Spain in Mexico. Hidalgo is
considered the Father of the Nation of Mexico.
José María Morelos1765-1815
Augustine 1 "Iturbide Emperador" attributed
Josephus Arias Huerta
Government Organization
Mexico is a federal republic because it is made up
of state’s or federal entities. All of the federal
entities make up the federation.
 The government is a representative form because
the people elect other people to represent them.
 It is a democratic because individuals have the
right to free choice.
Individuals involved with the
- Vicente FOX of the National Action Party (PAN) - defeated the
party in government, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).
He was succeeded in 2006 by another PAN candidate Felipe
Felipe Calderon
National Congress or Congress of the Union. He consists of the
Senate. His name is Camara Senadores.
2 Famous people from Mexico 1 more
Ana Guevara - began her sports Emiliano Zapata - Zapata
grew up in an area where
success as a basketball player.
Although she excelled on the courts, many of the indigenous
she switched to running at age 19. inhabitants had been
marginalized by wealthy
She has since become one of the
landowners. Although Zapata
world’s best runners of the 400meter distance and a national hero was of mixed Spanish and
indigenous background, he
in Mexico. She won the world
soon began fighting for
championships in that event in
indigenous rights. He went on
2003 and a silver medal at the
to help overthrow the
Summer Olympics in 2004.
government of Porfirio Diaz in
the Mexican Revolution.
Ana Guevara
Roman Catholic 76.5%
 Protestant 6.3%
 Pentecostal 1.4%
 Jehovah’s Witnesses 1.1%
 Other 4.1%
 Unspecified 13.8%
 None 3.1%
A float for the Day of the Dead.
Day of the Dead – (dia de los muertos)
celebrated between October 31th – November 2nd,
it is a celebration in that Mexicans remember
and honor their deceased loved ones. Through it
may sound gloomy or morbid, it’s not. It is a
festive and colorful holiday. Mexicans visit
cementers, decorate the graves, and spend more
time there.
 New Years celebration – Mexico has the
biggest new years party and it’s held in Mexico
city, where they will block off traffic. There will
be stages set where bands will play from 5pm. At
midnight there will be large fireworks. Then a
fiesta will continue till morning.
Tourist Sites
Illustrations of country sides
Northern border side
of Mexico
Countryside of Mexico
Mexico Country side
Countryside of
Illustrations of cities
Mexico City
Colonial Cities of Mexico
Food Traditions
Rosca de reyas – this is a important part of any
Mexican Christmas celebration. It is a egg bread
made wreath. And decorated.
Attitude toward Food
Relaxed attitude
 Lunch is the main meal
 Dinner is light
 Do not eat while walking.
 Hands above the table
 Favorites are: corn, beans, rice, chilies, spices,
vegetables, meats, fish, tortillas, frijoles refritos,
quesadillas, mole (spicy sauce), tacos, enchiladas
Fruits and vegetables
Produced 2.7 oranges in 1993.
 580,000 apples
 270,000 table grapes
 185,000 tangerines
 118,000 grape fruit
 It has also produced bananas,
mangos, raisins, watermelons and
much more
 Mexican output of fresh tomatoes
has rapidly increased over the
Illustrations of indigenous to the country
Chili peppers
Chili beans
Illustrations of foods produced and
Illustrations of foods for meals and snacks
more dinners
Burritos usually made
as a dinner dish
Bokdos snacks
are just like chips
and to eat and go
Illustrations of foods for meals and
Tortilla and burritos
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