Mexico, history, political structure, biography included

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In this report I will be discussing the United Mexican States. I researched Mexico a great deal; this will show as you read the history section as it is comprehensive and ties in to today's current Mexican Political structure. I identify and discuss the key institutions to Mexico that will lead to understanding of Mexican politics. In the next session I explain demographics in the country of Mexico and go on to their interests. You can not understand today's political structure without knowing yesterdays as I hope you understand the extreme struggle Mexico went through to achieve it current form.


The United Mexican States, Middle America, or Mexico borders the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico between Belize and the US and the North Pacific Ocean between Guatemala and the US. Mexico is shaped liked a cornucopia. Mexico is 1,972,550 square kilometers which is slightly less than three times of the size of Texas.

The terrain varies from rugged mountains, low coastal plains, high plateaus, and desert.


Mexico has been inhabited for over 20,000 years. It would be very easy to fill this whole paper with strictly Mexican political and cultural history as it is fascinating but that is not the objective. The past must be considered though to comprehend the present so I will present a brief overview of Mexican political and cultural history. The first inhabitants of Mexico were Siberians that crossed the Bering Straits in search of food during the last ice age, from Alaska they went south into Canada and the US and eventually reached Mexico. The Aztecs are an influential culture to modern Mexico, according to legend, the Aztecs came from the seven caves called Chicomozoc in the northern Mexico. The Aztecs claimed to have migrated from Aztlan, where they...