HIS 135
Unit 4:  Democracy and De-Colonization

The Angel of Independence (aka El Ángel de la Independencia) is a victory column situated in the middle of a roundabout in Mexico City and dedicated to the Mexican Revolution of 1810. Construction on the column began in 1902 so that it would be finished in time for the centennial celebration in 1910 of Mexican independence. The monument now also includes an eternal flames and a mausoleum with the remains of heroes from the war of independence. Note the towering BANORTE building (El Banco Fuerte de México) in the background.

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What you must do in this unit
  • Read chapters 6, 7, 8 and 10 in the Keylor textbook. Or read chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6 in the Brower etext.
  • Post (or respond) your thoughts/ideas about this unit's reading and assignment in the Blackboard online discussion forum. Do not post your assignment there.
  • Submit the Paragraph Two assignment.
What you can do in this unit
  • Take a moment and read some of my notes on

  • As I noted for unit 2, you may choose to listen to some short remarks about the two short paragraph assignments in this course as a mp3 file (The specific chapter reading assignments have changed since I first recorded these remarks so many years ago, but the remarks are still valid.).  You can also read the instructions as a txt file.
Some videos that you can watch for this unit
Extra Credit Options
  • For extra credit, please suggest a relevant website for this unit of the course.  Send the title of the site, the url and a brief explanation why you find the information interesting and applicable to the material being studied this unit.

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