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Roots of ModernMexic

Social studies

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A system of government in which Spanish men oversaw Native American villages Encomienda
A person of mixed European and Native American ancestry Mestizo
Members of the ruling class in Mexico who were born in Spain Peninsulares
An agreement that ended the war between Mexico and the United States Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
A man known as the "Father of Mexican Independence" Father Miguel Hidalgo
Which is a community farm owned by all the people? Ejido
Who became the president of Mexico in 1858 as a leader of the reformers? Benito Juarez
A very large farm or ranch was called a Hacienda
From the 1920's until 2000, Mexico was ruled by the Institutionsl Revolutionary Party
Who became Mexico's president on December 1,2000? Vicente Fox
Tourism is Mexico's second largest busines.....TRUE OR FALSE TRUE
PEMEX is a free trade agreement amoung Mexico,the United States, and Canada.......TRUE OR FALSE FALSE
Distrbution is the process of replacing community ownership with private ownership....TRUE OR FALSE FALSE
A maquiladora is a factory that uses parts from the United States to make products. TRUE
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari decided to have the Mexican government take control of Mexico's oil industry. FALSE
A holiday feast that takes place at least once a year in each town and village Fiesta
A mexican writer who won the Nobil Prize in Literature Octavio Paz
A word describing life in city Urban
A holiday celebrated on September 16 Independence Day
A painter who painted murals in Mexico's National Palace Diego Rivera
Which term refers to a factory in Mexico that makes products from U.S. parts? Maquiladora
Who was one of Mexico's most famous Painters? Diego Rivera
Who led the first march for Mexican independence in 1810? Father Miguel Hidalgo
Which term refers to a community farm owned by many people? Ejido
Which is a holiday observed by families at cemeteries? Day of the Dead
Who controls the oil industry in Mexico? PEMEX
What term refers to a person of mixed European and Native American ancestry? Mestizo
Who promoted a change from community ownership of farms to private ownership of farms in 1992? Carlos Salinas de Gortari
What signaled the end of the Mexican War with the United States in 1848? Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Who was an early leader in Mexican Revolution and became president of Mexico in 1911? Francisco Madero
The..........ended the Mexican was with the United States in 1848. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
A very large farm or ranch was called a ..... Hacienda
........ became president of Mexico in 1858 and led the way to reform. Benito Juarez
A......is a factory in Mexico that makes products from U.S. parts. Maquiladora
In 1810,........made a fiery speech in the village of Dolores. Father Hidalgo
Under the system of........,a Spanish man oversaw each Native American village. Encomienda
Today, the oil industry in Mexico is controlled by...... PEMEX
............Is a holiday in which families remember and honor loved ones who have passed away. Day of the Dead
The term.......refers to a community farmed owned by many people. Ejido
........Became the president of Mexico in December 2000. Vincente Fox
Which of these was a member of the ruling class in New Spain in the 1500's. Peninsular
Which marked the end of the Mexican war with the United States in 1848? The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Who was known as the "Father of Mexican Independence"? Father Miguel Hidalgo
Who became president of Mexico in 1858 and led the way to reform? Benito Juarez
Between 1920 and 1940, the mexican government broke up many of the Haciendas
What did President Carlos Salinas de Gortari do in the 1990's? He privatized farming in Mexico.
Today,the oil industry in Mexico is controlled by PEMEX
In modern Mexico,why have so many people moved to urban areas? They want to escape from the poverty in rural areas.
In 1990, Octavio Paz won the Nobel Prize for his work in which area? Literature
Who became the first president of Mexico in more than 70 years who was not a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party? Vincente Fox
Created by: cristina marie