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LATINOPIA DOCUMENTS: PRESIDENT OBAMA’S IMMIGRATION SPEECH 1.29.13

CONTEXT: The on-going efforts in Congress to pass a definitive immigration bill may continue for some time. Latinopia thought it would be important to remind ourselves of the vision for such … [Read more...]

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DOCUMENT – E.L.A HIGH SCHOOL WALK-OUT DEMANDS

March 6, 1968 EAST LOS ANGELES HIGH SCHOOL WALK OUT DEMANDS CONTEXT: Throughout the early 1960s, Mexican American youth experienced inferior educational opportunities throughout the Southwest. … [Read more...]

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DOCUMENT – DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

July 4, 1776 THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE CONTEXT: For many years citizens of the thirteen American colonies had chafed under severe duties and tax laws imposed upon … [Read more...]

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DOCUMENT – PROCLAMATION TO PEOPLE OF BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS

SEPTEMBER 23, 1859 JUAN CORTINAS PROCLAMATION TO PEOPLE OF BROWNSVILLE CONTEXT: Following the conclusion of the Mexican American War, the Mexicans who remained in the land ceded to the … [Read more...]

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DOCUMENT – MAGÓN’S LETTER TO WEINBERGER

May 9, 1921 MAGÓN’S LETTER TO HIS ATTORNEY, HARRY WEINBERGER CONTEXT: By 1900, a variety of political forces sought the overthrow of the despotic rule of Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz. One … [Read more...]