Hispanics are not one race, nor do they represent a single ethnic group. The racial and ethnic composition of Hispanics has three major elements: European, African and Native American.
The word Hispanic was coined by the Romans in 204 B.C. to identify the inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula, today’s Spain and Portugal.
Seventy percent of the Hispanic population lives in five states: California, Texas, New York, Florida and Illinois!
What historic event is celebrated on May 5th (or Cinco de Mayo)? On May 5, 1862, Mexican forces defeated the invading soldiers of Napoleon in the town of Puebla.
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