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Spanish Speaking in Schools

October 23, 2018

Although the United States has no official language, English is by far the most spoken language in the U.S. That being said, approximately 40 million people speak Spanish at home in the United States (United States Census Bureau, 2017). There is little legislation regarding the use of Spanish instruction outside of language classes, and with such a large percentage of the U.S. population speaking English, most schools instruct their students in English. Some schools, however, have made attempts to enforce “English-only” policies, which is where the problem lies.

In Defense of the King: Observations on Spanish American Royalism in the Era of Independence

October 10, 2016

Among historians, Latin American independence has been and continues to be a thoroughly researched field. Beginning with the personal accounts of participants in the wars of independence published in the first half of the nineteenth century, decade after decade historians have produced a steady stream of scholarship on the events which gave birth to the multiple nations of the Americas.

In Defense of the King: Observations on Spanish American Royalism in the Era of Independence

June 15, 2016

Among historians, Latin American independence has been and continues to be a thoroughly researched field. Beginning with the personal accounts of participants in the wars of independence published in the first half of the nineteenth century, decade after decade historians have produced a steady stream of scholarship on the events which gave birth to the multiple nations of the Americas.

The Politics of Language

The use of Spanish in the US has been a long contested issue. For a long time Americans sought to ban the use of non-English languages. During the Republican debate in South Carolina, candidate Marco Rubio made a comment to competitor Ted Cruz that Cruz couldn’t have understood his arguments because they were previously delivered in Spanish and Cruz isn’t a fluent speaker of Spanish (see video).

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