11. I often inform folks that the entire weste/southwest of the US was Mexico.
Yes indeed, even the California state constitution was written in both Spanish and English. There are generations of Mexican (and Spanish) ancestry Americans who go back before the Mayflower. So many folks have no knowledge of history, geography, or the great legacy that our (Mexican, Irish, French, Spanish, Chinese, etc., etc., etc., etc.) ethnic heritage is to this country.