My Cultural Portfolio Artifact 2  <————– This is the link to my 2nd artifact.

Esta serie de la television es mi favorito programa en espanol. Porque es lleno de accion y drama, con muchas romances y traiciones. La serie se trata de un caracter como Robin Hood, que roba de los ricos y da a los pobres. Esta serie tiene muchas batallas entre Portugal y Espana, y tiene muchas escenas intensas y realisticas de como vivio la gente en este periodo de tiempo de los 1700’s.

I’m interested in this show because of how realistic the actors/actresses portray their roles unlike many other shows I’ve watched on Spanish television. I’m fascinated with the history of Europe as a whole, and this t.v show excels at demonstrating how life was lived in the Iberian Peninsula, during the mid 16th century. Another reason this show captures my interest is because I’m intrigued by war scenes, and the knighthood (i.e) armor, horses, and swords. During this time period gun powder was a somewhat new weapon, and was greatly feared among the commoners who had known only swordsmanship.

The legacy of Robin Hood was brought over by the early English settlers, when they colonized North America. This general theme correlates strongly in this t.v show, where a heroic figure steals from the rich, and gives to the poor, and threatens the power of the king. Gonzalo, the hero in the show also protects the weak from abuse, by the town authorities. (i.e The sheriff). This show also is quite similar to the ideals presented in the action movie, or the t.v series Zorro, which bridges the gap between Spanish culture and the culture of the United States.

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Cultural Portfolio Artifact 1 <——- This is the link where my artifact is located.

Este museo es mi museo favorito de todo Mexico. Porque El Museo Chapultepec muestra cosas de la gran historia de Mexico. Tambien tiene objetos de su militar y de su pasado emperial. This is Mexico’s version of the Biltmore Estate, in Asheville North Carolina. This museum is a castle on a hill over looking Mexico City, where the Napoleonic-Era Emperor Maximiliano ruled from.

This museum is important to me because I’m extremely interested in the history of war being raged within different eras. Since I served in the military, I have a huge interest in old and modern warfare. This museum shows all types of weapons, such as: cannons, muskets, and torture devices.

This museum relates to our culture in several different ways, one of which was the famous war raging between The United States and Mexico for territory. Most people in the United States would recognize hearing the word “The Alamo”. The majority of the recovered artifacts from this war is displayed in this museum along with the history behind the United States  illegal invasion. During this era the Protestants were murdering Catholics throughout the United States,  over 500 Irishmen defected to the Mexican miltary to escape the butchering, because they were Catholics. Thus, they joined the Mexican army and fought along side the Mexicans against their own country men because of the differences of religion who worshiped the same god. They are remembered throughout Mexico as the Saint Patrick’s Brigade.

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Writing Topic 2 Spanish 1

Mi familia es muy grande. Las personas en mi familia son mis padres, y mis tres hermanos. Mi familia es baja. Mi padre es muy trabalador y rico. Mi madre es muy liberal, y inteligenta. Mi hermano se llama Shaun, es muy valiente y atletico. Mi hermano se llama Ryan es fluente en espanol, y el quiere mover a mexico muy pronto, con mi familia. Mi hermana tiene clases aqui en Mayland Community College. Ella tiene un hijo, se llama logan. Todo mi Familia sin mi, y mi hermana, va a mexico para siempre.

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