Mexico's Move Toward Democracy Video


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What is Mexico's government today?

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1. What was the first form of government in Mexico after it became independent from Spain?

2. Which Mexican president is sometimes called the 'George Washington of Mexico' due to his respect of the people's rights?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While most Americans have at least some understanding of democracy in the United States, far fewer know anything about democracy in our neighbor to the south. Fortunately, this lesson and assessment will go over some of the basic information on democracy in Mexico, such as the history of the Mexican government and relevant figures in Mexican democracy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on

  • Mexico's current political system
  • Mexico's original system of governance
  • The George Washington of Mexico
  • Mexican politics after the Mexican Revolution
  • Landmarks in Mexican politics

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - answer the assessment questions by recalling basic information on the characteristics and history of democracy in Mexico
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you can comprehend the various incarnations of governments throughout Mexican history, important Mexican leaders, and contemporary Mexican politics
  • Knowledge application - use that comprehension to identify some of those political figures, their contributions to Mexican democracy and the various landmarks in Mexican governance

Additional Learning

To learn more about Mexican democracy, review the corresponding lesson called Mexico's Move Towards Democracy. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of Mexican government
  • Origins of the Mexican state
  • The Mexican Revolution
  • Contemporary Mexican politics
  • Important figures in Mexican democracy