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Week 8 Assignment

Armida Sanchez

Mexican History

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5.Between 1902 and 1966 Texas required payment of this which was about ($1.50 to $1.75) as a prequisite for voting.
6.This is an old practice in U.S. politics that refers to the drawing of electorial district boundaries to favor one group over another.
8.Texas with other states limited voter registration to only the courthouse which was distant from Mexican American barrios. By the 1960s registration was permitted at different locations resulting in the increase of Mexican Americans voting.
11.Leaders of the Chicano Movement proposed the creation of this independent party dedicated to addressing the needs of La Raza.
12.This group collected dues and in turn provided low-interest loans and insurance benefits, assisted members who got in trouble with the law, helped with the financing of special occasions and sponsored holiday celebrations and dances.
13.This group originated in Mexico as an opposition movement against the dictator Porfirio Diaz. They embraced labor and political concerns of Mexicans living in the U.S.
14.This was originally instituted to provide communitywide representation and to avoid political fragmentation and pressures from interest groups.
15.At first only Mexicans with white-appearing complexion could be legally U.S. citizens. The Naturalization Law of 1790 was applied to Mexicans of Indian, Chinese and African origin from becoming U.S citizens and from voting and seeking public office.
16.This gender of people received full voting rights after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment of 1920.
1.Because of the disproportionate representation in Congress and State legislatures, cities were seriously underrepresented. Therefore, Chicanos welcomed the institutionalization of the "one man, one vote".
2.In 1971 the U.S. Supreme Court declared this process unconstitutional because prior Texas had instituted a system of annual voter registration confined to a period of a few weeks.
3.In 1848 state, territorial and local governments in Southwest did little to translate laws, documents and proceedings of official meetings for non-English speaking people. Ex: Was a California law in 1855, which prohibited the translation of states and regulations into Spanish.
4.This evolved into the largest CDC. They were involved in physical and economic improvements in Latino neighborhoods, including housing rehabilitation, revitalization of public places, founding of industrial parks, and creation of new business.
7.This network was founded in 1985 by ordinary Chicanas concerned with quality of life issues. One of their victories of this activist group was blocking a plan to build a toxic waste incinerator.
9.In 1944 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down this system which excluded African Americans from the political process in the South.
10.Before the 1960s and 1970s many states required proficiency in the English Language as a part of the voter registration process.

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