person who flees a country because of war, disaster or persecution
person who wants to separate from a body to which he or she belongs such as a church or nation
able to speak two languages
a floating garden on which the Aztec grew crops
a current in the pacific ocean that results from changes in air presesure and that causes changes in weather patterns.
the region of the world that lies between the latitudes 23 degrees 27 feet north and 23 degrees 27 feet south
any area of ecomonic activity
in Mexico a factory that imports duty-free parts from the United States to make products that it then exports back across the border
Petroleos Mexicanos or Mexican Petroleum. A government agency that runs the oil industry in Mexico.
a person who was born in Spain but who lived in Mexico after the Spanish took control
a person born in Mexico whose parents were born in Spain
a person of mixed European and Native American ancestry
in Mexico , a community farm owned by the people of a village together
in Spanish-speaking countries, a big farm or ranch
Day of the Dead
a Mexican Holiday on November 1 and 2, for honoring loved ones who have died.
the 1853 purchase by the United States of a piece of land from northern Mexico
a system that the rules of Span established in Mexico, under which SPanish men recieved a Native American village to oversee and gain tribute from
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
a treaty that the United States forced Mexico to sign in 1848, giving Mexico's northern lands to the United States
a government ruled by a king or queen whose power is determined by the nation's constitution and laws
Canada's national lawmaking body.
a path that makes transporation easier
a geographic feature that prevents or slows transportation
A holiday celebrated by a village or town, with events such as parades, games and feates.