• The Aztecs — Mighty Warriors of Mexico — Student Activity

    Created September 8, 2010
  • Launchpad: Esperanza Rising

    Created August 26, 2010

    Launchpad: Mexican Holidays

    Mexico and Its National Holidays

     

    Comparing El Grito de Dolores and Cinco de Mayo

    El Grito de Delores and Cinco de Mayo are Mexican holidays. Both commemorate battles fought by the Mexican people in the nineteenth century against European colonizers. El Grito de Delores, Mexico's Independence Day, commemorates the beginning of Mexico's war for independence against the Spanish in September, 1810. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla against the French in May of 1862.

    Launchpad: Esperanza Rising

    Pam Muñoz Ryan's Esperanza Rising

     

    Mexican Constitution is adopted

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    February 5, 1917

    Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain

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    November 7, 1813

    Francis Scott Key writes words to the Star-Spangled Banner

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    September 13, 1814

    Puerto Rico became a commonwealth of the United States

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    July 25, 1952

    U.S. troops take over Puerto Rico

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    October 18, 1898