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Cinco de Mayo Lesson - Page 3

Napoleon the Third of France
Napoleon the Third of France

Who asked Maximilian to be Emperor of Mexico?

Napoleon III and a group of Mexican monarchists asked Maximilian to be Emperor of Mexico.

A monarchist is a person who believes in a system of government with a single person as the head of state.



Execution of Maximilian
Execution of Maximilian

What happened to Maximilian?

He was executed at Queretaro, Mexico, on June 19, 1867, when the French were defeated and expelled from Mexico.



Flag of Mexico on a Map
Flag of Mexico on a Map

Is Cinco de Mayo Mexican Independence Day?

No, but it is a day to celebrate Mexican pride and culture.

Mexican Independence Day is September 16.



ESL Cinco de Mayo Worksheets and Activities

Cinco de Mayo Worksheet

Facts about Mexico

Mexico Crossword Puzzle    Answers