Cinco de Mayo, Slavery and Mexico's Influence in America

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Connection to the Confederacy 

French ruler Napoleon III, who was in power in Mexico during the Battle of Puebla, also had mutual financial and territorial interests that favored the Confederacy, further fueling their support for the Union forces. (Photo: Rischgitz/Getty Images)