Good Question: What Happened In The Battle That Commemorates Cinco De Mayo?

(CBS 5) – In the U.S., the observance of Cinco de Mayo has become commercial. But in this Good Question: How important was the battle that commemorates Cinco de Mayo to the Mexican people?

ANSWER: According to Theresa Carillo, Chair of Raza Studies at San Francisco State University, the battle of Puebla was a turning point in Mexican history. In 1862, the Mexican militia was greatly outnumbered but managed to defeat a better equipped and trained French Army which bolstered national pride.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?

Listen Live