Today, Mota is one of the world’s top Latino influencers with DIY, cooking, style, and travel videos, as well as the haul vids that made her famous. Hispanic influence on American culture continues to grow as Spanish becomes the second most spoken language in the U.S. In 2009 Sotomayor would make history as the first Latina to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual celebration of the history and culture of the U.S. Latinx and Hispanic communities that spans from September 15 to October 15. She’s racked up well over 10 million subscribers. Since then, she has built her reputation on being an … How to pick the ten most important? Few people, however, know what a major impact Latinos have had on the course of U.S. history. During Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond, take a look at just a few notable Hispanic Americans who have changed the course of history. The history of Latin America is packed full of influential people: dictators and statesmen, rebels and reformers, artists and entertainers. To honor Hispanic culture, and its impact on America, we look at 10 important Hispanic Americans in U.S. political life, past and present. In the spring of 1513, several weeks after Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León made landfall in the vicinity of … The Hispanic presence in Greater Miami precedes the founding of the first permanent British settlement in the United States at Jamestown, Virginia, by 94 years. This video will give you a tiny glimpse at the vast variety of Latino food that Latinos and Hispanics bring into the U.S. food culture. My criteria for compiling this list were that the person had to have made an important difference in his or her world, and had to have international importance. Los Angeles - As Hispanic culture permeates mainstream America, a new research study by Conill reveals where the effect is most concentrated and which groups are most receptive to its influence. 22-year-old Bethany Mota started her influencer career in 2009 as one of the original vloggers doing “haul videos” on YouTube. Sonia Sotomayor is well-known for being the third woman and first Hispanic appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States, where she has been an Associate Justice since August of 2009. “I have figured out how to stay happy in my world by understanding the power of love,” Sotomayor recently told a crowd of undergraduate and law students. National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15, and is celebrated in part to recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. "The Hispanic Influence on American Culture" details how people across all demographics see the country changing as a result of the infusion of Latino culture. September 15 officially kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month for 2014. 6. The Hispanic influence can be felt everywhere from the names of our cities and states, to the food we eat. The 30-day span features celebrations of Hispanic traditions, entertainment, and prominent figures.