At the apex were the Guachpines (Peninsulars) and at the base were Negroes. Anybody who was not a Guachapine was considered socially and lawfully inferior. The assignment caste was through baptism by a…
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Mexican independence was sparked by a group led by Father Miguel Hidalgo who was a priest at Dolores. The act of this group was called Cry of Dolores. The other group was the one commanded by José María Morelos a priest and a talented field marshal. Other groups were the ones led by Vicente Guerrero and Guadalupe Victoria. After Spain’s’ departure, Mexico became a nation bothered by political conflicts and economic troubles. The government leaders became dictators. Furthermore, between 1821 to 1867 Mexican administration had 56 administrators. Most changes that occurred in the administration were linked to armed actions ousting an exact government (Keen and Keith, pp147).
The 1824, Mexican constitution was powerfully influenced by United States (US) government. The policies launched the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos). The federal state consisted of nineteen states with the inclusion of four territories. Power was spread amid administrative, governmental, and legal arms of government. Legislative authority was exercised by the governing body and the Deputies’ Chamber, while administrative authority was implemented by the president and their vice president and was to be in office for four-year terms. Despite the constitutional outlook, certain customary privileges were upheld: Roman Catholicism continued to be the official religion, and the fueros were maintained by the forces and clergy, and in nationwide crisis, the president was to apply unlimited authority (Rosales, pp 53). These were some reasons for US invasion of northern Mexico.
The racial hierarchy in the US was similar to the caste system in the New Spain/Mexico because in both the Negros occupied the lowest rank in the hierarchy. Furthermore, the top of the hierarchy was occupied by the light-skinned people. Moreover, the other similarity is that in both one could not move from one rank of the
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We consider an individual’s case as a social event due to its relevance to the society. Environmental happenings are also a part of social events; as those happens due to the human activities; and affects the society. As far as the social events in social context are concerned, it represents the over all values of human tolerance which are confined by the model of historical background, the society is privileged with.
having Mexican origin (Arturo, pp. 20-28). This term was unfamiliar until the last few decades, which came into prominence after 1960s. People of Chicano culture were trade into America as low-priced labors with the agreement of the American and Mexican governments.
Social interactions are always present as humans are social beings. Sociology will always be part of one’s life whether we like it or not. It is present in all our interactions and even in our own personal development. Everything we do is an effect of our society, our culture and our dealings with other people.
Chicano feminism in relation to sexuality is discussed. Next section describes three main descriptions of the Chicano feminism, followed by some main Chicano issues, which include child and health care, employment, education, political familialism, domestic abuse, and machismo.
Globalization has brought forward four ways in which it can be differentiated from others. First, it includes a widening of political, social and economic activities across the boundaries of regions and continents. Second, it is noticeable by the strengthening or the rising scale of flows of capital, trade, migration, culture, etc.
The paper will conclude by looking at the benefits of norms in the society and how one can utilize them to control their own behavior.
Norms refers to the rules of behavior which are part of the ideology of a group.
The origin of the Son lies in Central Mexico. It is a blend of Spanish, African, and aboriginal music. Son mexicano has become a vast generalization of a myriad of rural folk music representing various parts of Mexico. Due to its great
Bourgois argues that the urban economic status forces its residents to indulge in drug trafficking to earn a living. According to Bourgois, people do not prefer or enjoy dealing with drugs, but rather they are forced by