Mexican Settlement

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During 1200 B.C through A.D 900 Maya, Olmec, and Zapotec cultures thrived in Mexico, building monuments that still stand today. In the thirteen hundreds the Aztecs founded Tenochtitlan, the site of modern Mexico City. In 1519 Hernan Cortes defeated large Aztec armies and founded Veracruz. the first Spanish settlement in Mexico. In 1521 Cortes completed his conquest of the Aztec Empire. In 1810 Miguel Hidalgo and Costilla, a Mexican priest, instigated a revolt in the hopes of winning …

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…Canada ratified the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In 1994 The Zapatista National Liberation Army (a group of Native American rebels from the southern state of Chiapas) declared war on the Mexican government . The group captured four towns before a cease-fire was declared and the government agreed to negotiations for social and political reforms. In 1996 Zapatista National Liberation Army announced formation of a new civilian political organization to be called Zapatista National Liberation Army front.