Mexico is our neighbor to the south. The United States was once part of Mexico. The country is a place for tourism and vacations for us. For the Mexicans, it’s home. They live different lives then us.
Near the year 7000 B.C., Indians learned to grow plants for food. In time they were able to settle in villages. Those villages grew into towns. During the years 250 to 900 A.D. , the Indians lived in the “Classic Period” in Mexican history. During the time, the Mayas built huge pyramids and temples. They developed Mathematics and studied astronomy. The Zapotecas flattened a mountain top and built a temple. They also wrote the first written records in the region.
The Aztecs built the greatest civilization in the years 1400. They had a capital named Tenochtitlan. Tenochtitlan is now Mexico City. The Aztecs had a powerful emperor named Montezuma II.
In February 1519, a Spaniard named Hernando Cortes founded the city Veracruz for Spain. He then marched towards Tenochtitlan and seized Montezuma. The Aztecs revolted and forced the Spaniards out of Tenochtitlan. Two years later, Cortes returned to the city and conquered Tenochtitlan. Cuauhtemoc, the last Aztec emperor, was tortured. He is now a Mexican hero. Spain now owned Mexic
Songs of folk dance are played fast. Some Mexican families make their food from it original ingredients. In 1990 he became the first Mexican to win a Nobel Prize in literature. Many songs of folk dance are performed in the streets of Mexico City and other places. Mexico has a World Cup soccer team that did very good at the 1998 World Cup in France. But the Americans think of Mexican food as something different then what it is. He also wrote many political essays about Mexico. It is not like Halloween because they do not "Trick Or Treat". The Indians were forced to accept the Roman Catholic religion. He is the goalie for the World Cup team. In 1917, Mexico adopted a Constitution. That is why the language of Mexico is Spanish.