What a way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!!!!! Independence to buy fabric! Maybe they will have some Dia del Muertos Fabric! I would love to get some.
Do you really know what Cinco de Mayo represents? Much like our 4th of July, it is considered Mexican Independence Day, but independence from what?
While we were fighting the War Between the States, France's occupation of Mexico was not going well. Mexico emptied its treasury in what they considered tribute payments to the French overlord. On July 17, 1861, Mexican President Benito Juarez issued a moratorium in which all foreign debt payments would be suspended for two years. England, Spain and France sent warships to collect the debt.
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The Mexican victory was not to win the war. A year later with 30,000 troops the French defeated the Mexican army and installed Emperor Maximilian I as ruler of Mexico. However withing 3 years (from 1864 to 1867) the American Civil War was over and the US provided assistance to Mexico. they were a able to overcome the French and gain a country.