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arlt lecture notes april 6 - April 6, 2011 After the End of...

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April 6, 2011 After the End of Solitude Father of Foreigner’s, Stepfather of Mexicans o Portfiriato: Railroads, Development Lecture o Under Juarez, his predecessor, railroad construction had started, the most common modes of transportation was mules, stagecoach, etc, bandits are running rampant around the country, to confront these issues, Diaz had to get support within Mexico and Internationally, specifically the United States, he did try to get domestic backing, strengthened army, got sport from upper class by allowing some of them to become politicians and let others sell public land for profit, sucking up to middle class was harder, but he extended no relection rule o Major Conflict with the US: when he came to power, Ulysess S Grant was president and refused to recognize US until Diaz resolved problems so Mexico had to pay back $300,000 to US for damages and debt, after Grant, Rutherford Hayes became president and stepped on Diaz boundaries, war almost broke out but didn’t because Diaz was attracting Mexican foreign investors, in particular Diaz gave US investors concessions to develop Mexico on generous terms o Diaz wanted to keep investors so wanted to maintain stability through repression and concession, allowed freedom of speech but used brute force, Manuel Gonzalez was hand chosen by Diaz to be his successor,
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