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Ch 27: Mexico's Government

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Watch video lessons and get information on the government of Mexico, its structure and history. The quizzes that follow each lesson can help you gauge your comprehension of the materials.

Mexico's Government - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Mexico's government has undergone tremendous change during the country's history, and is still evolving. In this chapter, we'll get an overview of Mexico's system of government, its history and current issues as Mexico moves toward heightened democracy. These lessons will give you an understanding of Mexico's government, with topics including:

  • How the government is structured
  • Everyday life when the Institutional Revolutionary Party was in power
  • Functions of the Mexican government
  • How the government and the economy are related
  • Why Mexico is moving towards democracy

VideoObjective
The Structure of Mexico's Government Review of the structure of the Mexican government.
Life During the Institutional Revolutionary Party's Rule of MexicoLearn how the Institutional Revolutionary Party came to power, what it did and how it lost power.
Mexico's Political InstitutionsAddress how the government operates in Mexico.
Impact of Mexico's Government Structure on the EconomyIdentify the relationship between government and the Mexican economy.
The Life & Accomplishments of Vicente FoxExamine the career of Mexico's 55th president.
Mexico's Move Toward DemocracyStudy the current push towards a more robust democracy in Mexico.

6 Lessons in Chapter 27: Mexico's Government
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The Structure of Mexico's Government

1. The Structure of Mexico's Government

How does Mexico function as a nation? Explore the structure of Mexico's government and discover the branches and powers that keep the nation running. Then test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Life During the Institutional Revolutionary Party's Rule of Mexico

2. Life During the Institutional Revolutionary Party's Rule of Mexico

This lesson explores the Institutional Revolutionary Party's 20th century domination over Mexican life. It highlights the party's membership, corruption, and eventual collapse.

Mexico's Political Institutions

3. Mexico's Political Institutions

Mexico is a large and complex nation that needs a government up to the task. Explore the political institutions of the Mexican government, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Impact of Mexico's Government Structure on the Economy

4. Impact of Mexico's Government Structure on the Economy

Mexico's economy has long been shaped by the governments that have overseen it. In this lesson, we look at the impact of government on the Mexican economy, from the colonial period to the modern day.

The Life & Accomplishments of Vicente Fox

5. The Life & Accomplishments of Vicente Fox

Politics in any country can get messy. But in Mexico, this took on a special meaning. Explore Mexico's political situation at the end of the 20th century and discover the role of Vicente Fox in changing it.

Mexico's Move Toward Democracy

6. Mexico's Move Toward Democracy

As a nation, Mexico has striven for an effective democratic process since it was formed, but the reality is not always so simple. Explore the quest for democracy across Mexican history and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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