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Unformatted text preview: Jurez Jurez and and La La Reforma Reforma Reform Period Reform Period La La Reforma Reforma (1854 (1854 1861) 1861) The second personality in 19th century Mexican history is Benito Jurez (1806-1872). During his political career three important things happened: There were two civil wars over populist reforms. The French invaded and ruled the country for six years. The the French were driven out and countrys politics became effectively liberal/populist. Benito Benito Jurez Jurez The clearest way to frame the story is in terms of Jurez life story. Jurez was born in San Pedro Gelatao, a small Zapotec village in the southern state of Oaxaca. Orphaned at the age of three, he was raised by an uncle. At twelve he ran away to the capital 40 miles away, because the sheep he was watching for his uncle were stolen from him. Although he spoke no Spanish, he found his sister, who was working a a cook. She took him in and found him employment with a Franciscan who was a part time bookbinder There he learned Spanish and, as payment for his work, the Franciscan covered his tuition. When he nished the Franciscan insisted that he enter the seminary, but Jurez preferred the law....
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