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Library of Congress Guide to the Mexican War     View
Start here for some detailed information about the Mexican War: speeches from Presidents Lincoln and Polk, a copy of the treaty between Mexico and the United States, helpful maps and more. Check out the bibliography for more great Mexican War sources ...

Mexico for Kids     View
A site for kids created by the Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Mexico where they can learn about Mexico's history, government, environment, and peoples. The site includes games, news, music and videos. In Spanish.

Mexican Chocolate: A Culinary Evolution     View
Article about Mexican chocolate, which "refers to either the round, flat disks of cinnamon-scented chocolate found throughout the land, or the foamy drink made from them." Includes a history of the "use of chocolate as a beverage, a ri ...

Vanilla Beans: Past and Present     View
A brief history on the origin and evolution of vanilla flavoring and fragrance. Also includes a description of vanilla products and of vanilla species: Bourbon (applies to beans grown on the Bourbon Islands of Madagascar, Comoro, Santa Maria, and Reu ...

Mexican Independence Day: 16 de Septiembre: El Grito de Independencia     View
Brief background about the origins of the celebration of Mexican Independence Day on September 16. Also includes a description of how the holiday is celebrated today, such as the ceremony in Mexico City on the evening of September 15, in which a gove ...

Hispanic America USA     View
Highlights the contributions of Hispanics to American and world history. Includes biographies of astronauts, military heroes, athletes, and politicians.

U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848)     View
This site presents the history of the war including its prelude, aftermath, and legacy. The timeline helps place the period in context from Hernan Cortes' conquest of the Aztecs to Mexican independence from Spain to Texas' independence. A discussion ...

History of Mexican Independence     View
Introduction to the history of Mexican Independence Day. Shortly before dawn on September 16, 1810, Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla called the Indians and mestizos (persons of mixed race) to retaliate against the Spaniards. "Every year ...

The Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Project     View
The site is devoted to this Mexican poet of the 1600s and provides searchable or browsable access to her complete works in three files: Plays, Poetry, and Prose. The site also includes a chronology; list of Sor Juana scholars; Exegeses (these critica ...

Online Bookshelves: Mexican War     View
Collection of documents related to the Mexican War (1846-1848), with a focus on U.S. Army campaigns in the war. Covers the Battle of Monterrey, occupation of Mexico, campaigns of Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott, U.S. Army topographical engineers in ...



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