This section covers the earliest history of the Mexican peoples focusing on the diverse groups of the Mexico prior to all European influence. Of the many groups and time periods available we will focus on those groups that stem from Aztlán with special attention given to the Mexica and their rise to power of the diverse people of Mexico. The Mexican people offer us a unique lens to examine diversity in the US. Through this people of we will trace the movements of Mexican people before and through Spanish Conquest and examine their incentives and strategies for cultural survival in a time of attempted cultural genocide. In this first section we will uncover Mexican cultural mythology and trace a history rarely acknowledged in the Americas. This section of the course will end in the time of Benito Juarez c.1860 and will have covered colonial Mexico under Spain and Mexican Independence. In your journal, compare and contrast the slavery of Negros in the US to the free labor of Native Americans of California. Use the Benjamin Madley Text and other outside sources to complete this assignment of 5 to 8 paragraphs (No less than 900 words) w/ Work Cited Page of at least 2 additional outside academic sources.