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The Chicano Movement

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Mirna Garcia

on 12 December 2014

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Transcript of The Chicano Movement

The Chicano Movement
What is The Chicano Movement?
The Chicano Movement emerged during the Civil Rights era with three goals: restoral of land, rights for farm workers and education reforms.. It was also called the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. The Chicano movement was a cultural as well as a political movement, helping to construct new, transnational cultural identities and fueling a renaissance in politically charged visual, literary, and performance art.
The Chicano Movement did much more than change a few laws, or provide better treatment for its people.
Significance
The Chicano Movement is very significant because it gave Mexican-Americans a voice. That same voice made society aware of the injustices suffered by Mexican- Americans in the United States and made a change within the social community which granted Mexican-Americans their human rights.
The Impact & Who it effected/ Involved
The cause and effect
Cause
Effect
The Chicano Movement, a radical offshoot of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement, came upon the national scene during the turbulent 1960s.
After a promising start, the movement fizzled, and by the middle of the 1970s was finished.
the decline of the Chicano Movement was its opposition to the Vietnam War.
Vietnam War played a part in that demise
the paper looks at the historic plight of Mexican-Americans, particularly in Texas.
the rise of the Chicano Movement and the movement's reasons for protesting the Vietnam War, followed by how the opposition to the Vietnam War caused a backlash against the Chicano movement
It created the rights that Mexican-Americans have today.
It also erased much discrimination that existed, although there still exists a lot of discrimination today in this area.
The impact of the Chicano Movement came in the form of protests, school walkouts, and large public gatherings. The Chicano Movement affected all Mexican-Americans but the main people it affected were the Mexican-American students living in the United States and the Agricultural Workers' Union. The major political figures who were involved were Cesar Chavez, Robert F. Kennedy, y Luis Valdez.
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