Project #160087 - Mexican Independence/Identity

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Subject History
Due By (Pacific Time) 12/12/2016 12:00 am

Sources to be used in this assignment: 1) Reading by Burns; 2) my presentation on Mexican Independence with Ron Wilkins; 3) the four film clips on Mexican and Latin American Independence movements.  Please take notes on all of the sources above before you begin this assignment.  You must let the sources inform you and use them to answer the questions below.  Do not write about what you think until you answer the last question.  Do not expect to score points if you do not address the required sources in your essay.

Write an essay of 500 to 700 words that reflects on the importance of homeland to the Mexican/Latin American identity.  How were the national identities of Latin America forged? Why is race such a crucial factor in appreciating Latino identities?   Conclude your assessment by answering the following question: Why should Americans become familiar with Latin American Independence movements?

You are free to tackle this assignment in the way you see fit.  You must use the sources creatively to provide an informed essay.  Your writing must show familiarity with the sources.  Do not attempt this assignment without consulting all of the sources.  Your score will be based on your understanding of all of the sources.


Please see attached document with links to videos and link to PDF file for reading.


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