Module 6. Our Story: Latinx Americans


At the end of the module, students will be able to:

  1. describe the process of exploration, contact, and colonization of Spanish explorers in the Americas.
  2. explain Manifest Destiny and the American acquisition of land through war and conflict.
  3. explore the role of Latinx peoples in America during WWII and after.
  4. describe the contributions of progress of Latinx Americans during the civil rights era
  5. explore the issues of the late 20th and early 21st century and how they have impacted Latinx Americans



Adams-Onis Treaty
Bracero program
California Gold Rush
César Chávez
Christopher Columbus
Colonial Caste System
Farmworkers Movement
Hart-Cellar Act of 1965
Hernandez v. Texas
League of United Latin American Citizens
Manifest Destiny
Mendez v. Westminster
Mexican American War
Monroe Doctrine
Mulatto Operation Wetback
Pachuco movement
Roosevelt Corollary
Spanish-American War
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Young Lords
Zoot Suit Riots


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