The customs and traditions of Hispanic people vary depending on their cultural background.
During the conquest of Latin America, the language and customs of Spain mixed with those of Native American cultures. African slaves and immigrants to Latin America also adopted the Spanish language and customs into their cultures. Descendants of these different Latin American cultures may call themselves Hispanic.
The structures pictured above are both in Mexico. The one on the left looks like a building you might see in Spain. The one on the right was built prior to the Spanish conquest by a native culture called the Aztecs. The Aztec empire ruled most of Mexico from 1428 until 1521.
- 6.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the increased global interactions among humans from the end of the classical era to the invention of the printing press (i.e., 5501450).