Lesson Plans: Hispanic Americas in Congress
Review a brief synopsis of Hispanic Americans who have served in Congress. Joseph Hernández, Romualdo Pacheco, and Henry González are a few of the Hispanic-American Members who made history in the House.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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Romualdo Pacheco of California was the first Hispanic-American Representative to serve in Congress.
This page features materials designed to help teachers and students use the information presented in the Hispanic Americans in Congress
publication in their classrooms. It includes lesson plans on the Hispanic pioneers who served on Capitol Hill from 1822 to 2012 based on the contextual essays from the Hispanic Americans in Congress
Lesson Plan One: From Democracy's Borderlands: Hispanic Congressional Representation in the Era of U.S. Continental Expansion, 1822–1898 - Lesson Plan (PDF) / Essay
Lesson Plan Two: “Foreign in a Domestic Sense:” Hispanic Americans in Congress During the Age of U.S. Colonialism and Global Expansion, 1898–1945 - Lesson Plan (PDF) / Essay
Lesson Plan Three: Separate Interests to National Agendas: Hispanic-American Members of Congress in the Civil Rights Era, 1945–1977 - Lesson Plan (PDF) / Essay
Lesson Plan Four: Strength in Numbers, Challenges in Diversity: Legislative Trends and Power Sharing Among Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1977–2012 - Lesson Plan (PDF) / Essay