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Cinco de Mayo

A short presentation about el Cinco de Mayo

Russ Albright

on 9 May 2010

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Transcript of Cinco de Mayo

El Cinco de Mayo The Fifth of May 1862 La Batalla de Puebla Mexican Campesinos Underdog Story Mexican Heritage Pride Benito Juarez In 1862, to obtain money owed by Mexico, the French attacked They wanted to force the Mexicans to pay them History The French Army was the most powerful on Earth But they were handed one decisive defeat First Native American President in the Western Hemisphere French Emperor of Mexico with backing from Napoleon III Outnumbered peasants defeated greatest army in the world Since la Batalla de Puebla no country in the Americas has been invaded by an army from another continent Food Music Dancing Outnumbered 2 to 1 Maximillian lasting effects celebration Symbolic victory for many Chicanos Showing that although they are small in numbers they can still make a big impact At the Battle of Puebla Baile Folklorico El Mariachi Las Enchiladas
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