1990s to 2010 (Hispanic America) by Steven Otfinoski

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By Steven Otfinoski

The Hispanic the US sequence takes readers on a trip to a spot that was known as the recent global.

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Like earlier anti-immigration bills, it became deadlocked in Congress and has not passed. Many Hispanic Americans left the demonstrations for the voting booth in November 2008 and they voted in unprecedented numbers. An impressive 67 percent of the Latino vote in the presidencial election went to Democratic winner Barack Obama. THE IMMIGRATION QUESTION 39 Hispanic voters have a big impact on election results. Here, they vote in the presidential primary of 2008. T HE NORT H AMERICAN FREE T RADE AGREEMEN T As of 2007, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is the largest trade agreement ever made.

What will this tremendous growth mean for Hispanic Americans? And what will it mean for all Americans? As nonHispanic whites become a minority for the first time in modern American history, will they lose their economic and political 61 Opposite: Many Hispanics in the United States have large families, which contributes to the growing Hispanic population. power to Hispanics, African Americans, and other growing minorities? Will the United States be a different and more diverse nation? ” The new generation of Hispanics is adapting to mainstream American culture and social ways, while preserving what is unique about its own cultures.

For weeks before the parade, the Puerto Rican community holds dozens of cultural and social events, culminating in the 116th Street Festival, which is held the day before. More than fifty smaller parades honoring Puerto Ricans are held throughout the United States on the same day. Today, New York remains the main destination for new Puerto Rican immigrants, although many do not stay. East Harlem (also known as El Barrio), on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and Washington Heights are the two main communities of New York’s Puerto Ricans.

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