Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Commemorating el Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2009

Did you know, if the Battle in Puebla, Mexico didn't happened the French would have made their way to the US and help the South (Confederates) during the Civil War and they might have won the war with their help. We would probably have slavery today.
Not to many people know, it was the Mexican peasants and army that defeated the French army. The Mexicans had won a great victory that kept Napoleon III and French army from supplying the confederate rebels for another year, allowing the United States to build the greatest army the world had ever seen.
This grand army smashed the Confederates at Gettysburg just 14 months after the Battle of Puebla, essentially ending the Civil War and united the nation. It might be a historical stretch to credit the survival of the United States to those brave 4,000 Mexicans who faced an army twice as large in 1862.
On May 1, Mexican immigrants and supporters marched for Immigration Reform, Rights and the need for federal legislation to keep undocumented families together and to keep judges from having their US born children adopted without due process in the U.S.

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