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Mexico

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Shelby Penrod

on 27 February 2013

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How We Originated Holidays! Mexico's currency Before 1325 AD the Aztec (Mexican people is how they knew themselves) were a nomadic tribe that wounder the land freely.

The capital was founded on March 13, 1325. Since there capital was in swampy lands they used a system of floating gardens called chinampa to dry and expand the land. Mexican Clothing By: Shelby, Gaige, and Darius Mexico
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Judicial Politics & Government The government in Mexico is federal republic Semana Santa (Easter in America)- runs from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, also known as the Holy Week. People of small towns have a live play or representation of the Jesus Christ's Crucifaction! The proportion of height versus width of the Mexican flag is 4:7. It is vertically divided into three sections, which have the same size. Each one of these sections has a distinctive color, which symbolize different aspects of the Mexican ideal of a nation. The middle band, colored white, contains the National Mexican Crest, a symbol that is very important to Mexican people. The Mexican flag colors are three: green, white and red. ~~Green: represents hope for a better nation, where people join together to achieve and maintain peace between them. ~~White: represents the purity of catholic faith. ~~Red: the color of blood. With the inclusion of this color on their flag, Mexican people pay a tribute to those who died during the terrible war for independence. Las Posadas (nothing like it!)- nine consecutive days of candlelight processions and lively parties starting Dec. 16Th, a celebration of the Holy Family! Dia De Los (Halloween in America)- Relitives clean and decorate the alters, gravestones, in anticipation of the honored guest! (Dec eased family members) This is what an authentic mexican women would wear. This is authentic mexican male attire. This is what a young authentic mexican children would wear.. The mexican Constitution was established February 5, 1917 Exchange Rate US Dollar Mexico Peso $1

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$6338 The Mexican national symbol is the Golden Eagle holding a snake and cactus (obviously) Tourist Attractions! Located southern North America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the United States and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the United States The terrain of Mexico is mostly high, rugged mountains; low coastal plains; high plateaus; desert slightly less than three times the size of Texas Pool at Capella Pedregal Acapulco The current President of the United Mexican states is Enrique Peña Nieto Palenque Tulum Teotihuacan In the 2nd century BC a new civilization arose in the valley of Mexico. This civilization built the flourishing metropolis of Teotihuacán and it’s huge pyramids. The Pyramid of the Sun was built around 100 AD and is the largest pyramid in Teotihuacán and all of Mexico. The tropical beach backdrop however makes this a stunning top attraction which should not be missed. Tulum is situated on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. It once served as the major port of the Mayan city of Coba. Tulum was built around 1200 AD when the Mayan civilization was already in decline and therefore lacks the elegance of some other famous sites. The president elected by popular vote for a single six-year term; election last held on 1 July 2012 (next to be held July 2018) Climate: varies from tropical to desert conditions Interesting facts from Mexico about Mexico The first printing press in North America was used in Mexico City in 1539.
Millions of monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico every year from the U.S. and Canada, though logging operations are rapidly destroying their habitat.
Mexico is second only to Brazil in the number of Catholic citizens
Mexican children do not receive presents on Christmas Day. They receive gifts on January 6, the day on which Mexicans celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men.
The Chihuahua is the world’s smallest dog and is named for a Mexican state
Mexico City has the highest elevation and is oldest city in North America. It is also one of the largest cities in the world.
ne unusual Mayan weapon was a “hornet bomb,” which was an actual hornet’s nest thrown at enemies during battle
Texas was a Mexican province which declared its independence from Mexico in 1836, resulting in war with the United States (1836-1838)
While bullfighting is Mexico's national sport, fútbol (soccer in the U.S.) is currently more popular.
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