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June is Immigrant Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the diversity and shared American heritage of immigrants throughout time.
Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821, but ever since it has always had a contentious relationship with its northern neighbor: the United States.
In the 1830's, immigration across the Mexican border was actually moving in the opposite direction than it is today. Thousands of Americans and many recent immigrants to America were crossing the border into Mexico seeking land and opportunity. Does this sound like a reverse of current events? How did the discontent of these new American settlers end up creating a rebellion and move for independence? Ultimately, this rebellion would result in a full scale war with the United States that would cost Mexico fifty five percent of its territory.
Presented by Bruce W. Tucker:
Historian and Lecturer Bruce W. Tucker presents both lectures and classes on a wide variety of subjects in American and world history to life long learning and adult education programs at local colleges and universities, libraries, schools, synagogues, business meetings, history clubs and round tables, men's clubs and senior centers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware. Bruce currently teaches history, political science and film classes at Rutgers University’s School of Continuing Education Osher Life Long Learning Institute. Bruce holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from the City University of New York and a Masters of Science Degree in Information Systems and Project Management from Stevens Institute of Hoboken, New Jersey
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