Why does this very American Toddler celebrate Cinco de Mayo??? If Napoleon III had been victorious in 1861 in conquering Mexico for the French he could have used it as a base of operations to conquer the American West (Where I live) because the United States was bogged down in the Civil War at the time. At the very least the French would have probably aided the Confederacy and would have probably given them the extra edge in winning the Civil War.
Had the Mexicans not been victorious at the Battle of Puebla the American West might have been a French Territory.
Now that is worth celebrating with a couple of Tacos!
Read Your History!!!!