In 1821, Missouri became a state and Mexico became a nation having gained its independence from Spain and opened trade with the United States. Join Dr. Gene T. Chavez, and learn how Hispano and American entrepreneurs were ready and able to make the Santa Fe Trail a two-way international trade route and a conduit for cultural exchange between the two nations. Participants will be emailed a Zoom access code 15 minutes before the start of the program, so please include your email in the registration. Please note: You must sign into the room prior to the start of the program. Admittance to the classroom will close five minutes after the program's start time. Space is limited.