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Hisotry L. Morones – CROM Cristero Rebellion, 1926 – 29 (State of Jalisco) D. Morrow In 1923, with anticipation of presidential election, there were people wondering who would be the next president because of the no election clause; many people fought to get Obregon’s “blessing” for president; there were some beginnings of military schools; Calles was elected in 1924 for president of Mexico; land reform continued; Morones became Calles’s secretary; growth in economy, infrastructure, industrialization while Calles was in office; Dwight Morrow was ambassador from the United States; he was sympathetic to Mexico and told the U.S. to calm down after the lease disputes for American oil businesses; the Cristero Rebellion in Mexico then occurred; this was one of the last state/church conflicts; the state gov’t decided to cut the amount of clergy down;
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Unformatted text preview: the church shut down churches, hoping to rally people to rebel against the state gov’t and to reverse its policies; Obregon was somewhat moderate in executing the clergy situation; there was a mutual tension between Obregon and clergy; in 1926, the archbishop of Mexico City, gave an interview saying that they still opposed the constitution; the gov’t responded by saying the foreign clergy members needed to leave the country; Cristero Rebellion; churches stopped services; church members and clergy talked to church leaders in the U.S. and in Rome; Cristero’s were not able to overthrow the gov’t, but the gov’t could not stop the Cristero’s; Obregon was assassinated by a Cristero extremist in 1928;...
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