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Unformatted text preview: Daz Daz Era Era and the and the Election of 1910 Election of 1910 Porfrio Daz was born the southern Mexican state oF Oaxaca on September 15, 1830. He was a Full-blooded Mixtec Indian, who was sent to study law, but who preFerred a military career. Porfrio Daz Porfrio Daz He advanced quickly and was already a general at age 31, when he was called upon to fght the rench in the Famous battle For Puebla on Cinco de Mayo 1862. He was responsible For the crucial attack that turned the tide oF battle. AFter the rench were driven out, he turned to politics. When Jurez ran For his Fourth term in 1871, Daz was one oF his opponents, on the grounds that he thought presidents should be limited to a single term in oFfce. When Jurez successor, Sebastian Lerdo de Tejada, announced he would seek a second term, Daz rose in armed rebellion, took Mexico City, and was installed provisional president. Daz Daz Presidency Presidency (1876 (1876 1911) 1911) When Porfrio Daz was ascended to the presidency in 1876, Mexico was in a shambles. Most oF the country was utterly unaFFected by advances made in the Industrial Revolution. The national treasury was empty and the national debt was enormous. The The Porfriato Porfriato The two main sources oF potential economic activity, mining mining and agriculture agriculture, were unproductive....
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2009 for the course LING 155AC taught by Professor Rhodes during the Fall '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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