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LATINOPIA DOCUMENT – THE TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO

TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO, 1848 CONTEXT: On December , 1845, the Republic of Texas was admitted to the United States of America as the 28th state. But there was a dispute as to the boundary lines … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA DOCUMENT – 1969 EL PLAN DE AZTLÁN

March 27-31, 1969 PREAMBLE TO PLAN DE AZTLÁN PROGRAM OF EL PLAN DE AZTLÁN CONTEXT: In March of 1969, Chicano activist leader Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales convened a National Youth Liberation … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA DOCUMENT – A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHICANOS IN THE U.S.

CONTEXT: The history of Mexican Americans in the United States has been a long and troubled one. Dr. Felipe De Ortego y Gasca puts this history in perspective in this brief history of Chicanos in the … [Read more...]

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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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LATINOPIA DOCUMENT – 1966 EL PLAN DE DELANO

  March 17, 1966 EL PLAN DE DELANO CONTEXT: On September 16, 1965, the 6,000 members of the United Farm Workers Association voted to strike California grape growers for higher salaries and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA DOCUMENT – 1776 DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

July 4, 1776THE 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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LATINOPIA DOCUMENT – 1968 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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LATINOPIA DOCUMENT – 1859 CORTINAS PROCLAMATION

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 … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA DOCUMENT – MAGÓN’S PRISON LETTER

  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 … [Read more...]