|President Benito Juarez famous quote 1800s:
"Between individuals, as between nations, peace means respect for the rights of others."
Aboriginal North American Indians are proud of their indigenous "full-blood" leader who served five terms as the President of Mexico.
President Benito Juarez was born in San Pablo Guelatao, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1806. He studied law at the Instituto de Ciencias y Artes and was a strong defender of Mexico's indigenous peoples. He also served as the governor of Oaxaca during his distinguished political career.
MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR 1846-1848
As a federal representative of Mexico, Benito Juarez was instrumental in approving Mexican financing of the 1846 Mexican-American War that ended in 1848 with The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. This is the treaty that among other things established the current US-Mexico border.
Submitted by Juan Mendez, Zapoteca, professional Native American firefighter.