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He was one of the first Europeans to arrive to the current United States because he led the first European expedition to Floridawhich he named. Spanish was the first European language spoken in the territory that is now the United States.
Inthe Spaniards founded St. Augustine, Floridaand as of the early s, it became the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in what is now the United States. Historically, the Spanish-speaking population increased because of territorial annexation of lands claimed earlier by the Spanish Empire and by wars with Mexico and by land purchases, while modern factors continue increasing the size of this population.
Louisiana Purchase — [ edit ] Further information: Louisiana Purchase In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, land claimed by Spain encompassed a large part of the contemporary U. Spanish was the first European language spoken in Florida. Inthe now largely "American" Texans fought a war of independence from the central government of Mexico and established the Republic of Texas.
Per the U. The geographical isolation and unique political history of this territory led to New Mexican Spanish differing notably from both Spanish spoken in other parts of the United States of America and Spanish spoken in the present-day United Mexican States.
Mexico lost almost half of the northern territory gained from Spain in to the United States in the Mexican—American War — Although the lost territory was sparsely populated, the thousands of Spanish-speaking Mexicans subsequently became U.
The war-ending Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo does not explicitly address language. However, the English-speaking American settlers who entered the Southwest established their language, culture, and law as dominant, to the extent it fully displaced Spanish in the public sphere.
InCalifornia declared that English would be the only medium of instruction in its schools; the newly admitted state of New Mexico followed suit in to mandate that all of its schools teach in English only.
The American government required government services to be bilingual in Spanish and English, and attempted to introduce English-medium education to Puerto Rico, but the latter effort was unsuccessful.
From tothe Bracero program would provide for mass Mexican migration to the United States. This policy was reversed in when a pro-statehood party ousted a pro-independence party from the commonwealth government. They form majorities and large minorities in many political districts, especially in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, the American states bordering Mexico, and also in South Florida.
Mexicans first moved to the United States as refugees in the turmoil of the Mexican Revolution from —, but many more emigrated later for economic reasons. The large majority of Mexicans are in the former Mexican-controlled areas in the Southwest.
At over 5 million, Puerto Ricans are easily the second largest Hispanic group. Puerto Ricans are natural-born U. The Cuban Revolution of created a community of Cuban exiles who opposed the Communist revolution, many of whom left for the United States.
In the city of Miami today Spanish is the first language mostly due to Cuban immigration. Likewise, the Nicaraguan Revolution promoted a migration of Contras who were opposed to the socialist government in Nicaragua, to the United States in the late s. Bilingual education is popular in school districts with large numbers of Spanish-speakers.Among many Cuban Americans born in the United States who speak English at school and in other public domains but speak some Spanish at home with relatives and neighbors, "Spanglish," or a linguistic mixture of Spanish and English, is a common alternative.
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