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Mexicans in the United States Introduction "We need to help pupils and parents cherish and maintain the cultural and ethnic diversity which nourishes and strengthens this community and this nation." The following words of the Chicano civil rights leader Cesar Chavez have slipped in the present vision of Mexican culture in the usa. Mexicans in america have created a vibrant culture that has spanned over to affect different cultures. The reality is that Mexicans have played an integral part in shaping the current condition of America, also through the energy in numbers as well as the continuing mixing of cultures Mexicans will influence the potential of the United States. History Mexicans have been in American land long before America was even founded. The present boundary goes back to the end of this U.S.-Mexico War (1846-1848). In the end of the war American troops invaded Mexico's capital and led in the coerced signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The treaty forced Mexico to give up nearly half its territory. Most of all, it initiated anti-Mexican sentiment that resulted in violations of civil rights. "In Texas, Mexicans were restricted from voting. In New Mexico, Mexicans were the victims of violence, while in California legislation against them were passed, a few of which were called the Greaser Laws" ("The Border"). From the early twentieth century, political and economic instability has been caused in Mexico by the advent of the Mexican revolution. Many natives who dreaded the war fled the country to the United States for refuge. "More than 890,000 authorized Mexican immigrants came to the United States for refuge between 1910 and 1920. The Revolution had established a state of turmoil to the south,.