Heritage of Conquest
The significances of the heritage of conquest of the Chicano-Latino community not only impact the Mexican American War and the marginalization around the time frame of 1848 to 1900 , it is also a way to help understand the Chicano-Latino History and the social community that was made by this history from then to present day. The areas that I will focus on will be the movement of the Mexican people to the United States; such as Immigration, the three G’s (Gold, God, and Glory). Let’s first focus on the topic of the Mexican people to the United States (Immigration) and why the Mexican people came to the United States.
The Mexican people always made their up north toward the United States in search for a better life or to make some extra money to help their family in Mexico. In 1884 the Mexican Central Railway (Ferrocarril Central Mexicano) system made an easier way to travel back and forth from Mexican and the United States. From 1880 to 1884 the railroad system ran from Central Valley of Mexican to the Northern border. The railroad system ran for many decades and was the main rail system in to the United States. During the first decade the City of Juarez and Guanajuato became the major source of immigration to the United States. In April 1927, The Southern Pacific of Mexico Railroad was the major source of many migrate workers from Mexico in to the states; such as, California, Arizona, and Texas. According to The Dominguez Family: A Mexican-American Journey,
“The railroad network of Mexico became an indispensable factor in the massive migration of Mexican laborers to American markets during the Twentieth Century. It is not likely that President Díaz and his advisers foresaw that the network would draw such large numbers of Mexicans away from their homes and lead to a dramatic increase in the Mexican-American population of their northern neighbor.” (Donna S. Morales and John P. Schmal)
The railroad system became a major source of...