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Unformatted text preview: KEY TER MS The Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) The people of Mexico were getting tired of the dictator rule of President Porfirio Diaz. People of all classes were fighting in the revolution. The middle and upper classes were dissatisfied with the President’s ways. The lower and working class people had many factors such as poor working conditions, inflation, inferior housing, low wages, and deficient social services. Within the classes everyone was fighting; men, women, and children all contributed to the fight for freedom from Diaz 3 P HASES OF T HE M EX ICAN REVOLUT ION ARMED REVOLUT ION (1910-1920) Warfare was rapid, consumed many lives ( 2 million ) DEADLY POST-REVOLUT IONARY ( 1920-1940) New political system emerges I NST I TUT IONAL IZED REVOLUT ION (1940-2000) PORF IR IO D IAZ (1876-1911) Dominated Mexican Power. Was overthrown by Francisco I. Madero in 1911. He was known as a dictator and is a controversial figure in Mexican history. The period of his leadership was marked by significant internal stability (era known as Porfiriato) modernization, and economic growth. FRANC ISCO I. MADERO (1911-1913) Was elected president of Mexico after his views and policies overthrew those of Porfirio Diaz. A politician, writer and revolutionary who served as President of Mexico. He was a respectable upper-class politician. Was assassinated following the most violent period of the revolution. EM I L IANO ZAPATA (1879-1919) Was an important figure in the Mexican Revolution. Comes from a wealthy background. Forced to serve in the military. He wanted a revolution of peasants because the peasants wanted land. V ICTOR IANO H UERTA (1850-1916) Was deemed as the “bad guy” of the revolution. He was a Mexican military officer and president of Mexico. FEL IX D IAZ (1868-1945) Mexican revolutionary nephew of President Porfirio Díaz General Álvaro Obregón Salido (1880-1928) Northern Mexico President of Mexico from 1920 to 1924. Supported the regime of Francisco I. Madero. He wanted a less corrupt regime with no reelection of president 1917 CONSTITUT ION replicates many liberal principles and concepts of the constitution of the United States. The liberal concepts include federalism, separation of powers, and a bill of rights. liberal concepts include federalism, separation of powers, and a bill of rights....
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This note was uploaded on 08/04/2011 for the course ISS 335 taught by Professor Zaki during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08