Quiz: 9 notable Hispanic-American history-makers

As America enjoys 2015’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, we take a look at some of the country’s most notable Hispanic figures.

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But first, a quick history lesson: In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched Hispanic Heritage Week, an annual commemoration of the contributions Hispanics have made in the United States. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded the tradition to a month-long celebration.

Today, America’s Hispanic population is steadily growing. In 2014, Hispanics made up 17.4% of the U.S. population, according to the Pew Research Center

How well do you know America’s most influential Hispanics? Take this quiz and find out.

 

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Quiz: 9 notable Hispanic-American history-makers