In this Hispanic history mini-test you can find very important facts about Latino history that directly involve the U.S. I tried to include some of the most representative events. There are many more but this is a simple jump start test on Latino history.
Take the test and try not to scroll down completly as you can find the correct answers at the bottom of the page in the last section under “Check Your Answers Here.”
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- What is the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo? It is an agreement where the north part of Mexico was sold to the U.S. for 15 Million dollars.
- Why have Latin Americans been coming steadily to the U.S. since the 1920s? Escaping political and economic instability.
- What was the Chicano movement? A civil rights movement that started by looking for the restoration of land grants, to Mexican farm workers rights, to enhanced education, to voting and political rights.
- What is known as the Great Migration in the U.S.? A rapid wave of Puerto Rican immigrants coming from the island’s country side to work in NY, Newark, Chicago and Philadelphia in the 1910s.
- What was the role of the U.S. in Nicaragua in the 1980s? To support the “Contras” which wanted to bring down the Sandinist government.
Hispanic History Tip
Hispanic history is rich and varied. It involves many countries in Latin America and it can be overwhelming. My advice? Start with Hispanic American history first. I use this book with my son: The New York Public Library Amazing Hispanic American History: A Book of Answers for kids (The New York Public Library Books for Kids) (Paperback). It is a good starter even for adults because it is simple and very easy to follow.
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