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 Mexican History Directory

Information on Mexican history, famous battles, constitutions, treaties & documents, heroes, missions, and information about the people. Also see Pre-Columbian History

Directory General History

Bicentenario de La Independencia 2010,
Mexico's Bicentennial Independence Celebration.
Benito Juarez, a national hero and president of Mexico starting in 1861.
Lázaro Cárdenas, President Cárdenas and the oil expropriation of 1939.
Cinco De Mayo, information on this famous May 5th battle & holiday.
Diego Rivera, Mexico's most famous 20th century artist.
Frida Kahlo, 20th-century artist and popular icon.
Hernan Cortes, explorer of Mexico and conqueror of the Aztec empire.
Jose Guadalupe Posada, the famous illustrator who used calaveras (skeletons) in his depictions.
Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico, 1864-1867.
The Mexican Revolution of 1910, how it started on November of that year.
Mexican Independence from Spain, lead by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.
La Malinche, translator and companion to Hernan Cort�s.
Los Niños Héroes, heros of the Mexican-American War 1847.
Porfirio Díaz, from Military Hero to Dictator.
Rufino Tamayo, Oaxacan painter of international renown.
Pancho Villa, legendary figure of the Mexican Revolution.
Emiliano Zapata, hero of the Mexican Revolution.
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, one of Mexico's most famous women.

Regional, Cultural, Natural & Ancient History from our local city guides

Day of the Dead, learn more about the celebration of El D�a de los Muertos.
The Afro-Mexicans, history of black influence in Mexico.
Día de Los Reyes, the story behind Three Kings Day.
La Guelaquetza, the story of Oaxaca's and perhaps Mexico's most famous festival.
Huichol Indians, of Mexico's Sierra Madre Occidental.
La Piñata, the history of the colorful and festive holiday pi�ata.
Las Posadas, Christmas in Mexico, the traditions behind Las Posadas
Mexico's Earthquake of I985, Mexico City's devastating 8.1 quake.
Mexico's Volcanoes, the legend of prince Popocat�petl and princess Iztacc�huatl.
Monarch Butterfly, the story of the Monarch's annual migration to Mexico.
Mole Poblano, the history of Mexico's most famous culinary preparation.
Paricutin Volcano, The volcano that grew from a cornfield. Mexico's most famous volcano.
Talavera Pottery, the story of the renowned "talavera poblana" of Puebla.
Tarahumara Indians, the famous "raramuri" of the Copper Canyon, Chihuahua.
Templo Mayor, the Aztecs main templo in Tenochtitl�n and the present day museum.
Teotihuacan, the New World's first great metropolis. Site of the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon.
The Great Pyramid of Cholula, the world's largest pyramid.
The Poinsettia, the Avocado and the Jumping Bean, what Mexico has given to the world.
La Virgen de Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Xochimilco, a description of Mexico's floating gardens or "chinampas".
The Xoloitzcuintli, Mexico's Beloved Hairless Dog.




Other history resources on the web

Border Revolution, a view of the Mexican Revolution.
Historical Text Archives, from Don Mabry.
History of the Conquest of Mexico, a view of the Aztec civilization.
History of Mexico
Mexican-American War, from PBS.
The Mexican-American War Memorial Homepage
The Mexican Revolution
Mission Churches of the Sonoran Desert, northwestern Mexico.
Postcards of the Mexican Revolution

Historical Documents

1917 Constitution of Mexico
The Plan of San Luis Potosi
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican-American War.



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