LAS Cultural Event #1

LAS Cultural Event #1 - Lindsey Duff LAS 208B October 18,...

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Lindsey Duff LAS 208B October 18, 2011 Response Paper #1 Mexican Revolution Debate As we have discussed in our own Latin American studies course, a debate regarding the Mexican Revolution was conducted on September 29 th , 2012 in Benton Hall by a group of students in the LAS department. The students were to discuss their belief of who initiated, or had the largest impact on, the Revolution and their support behind that. Specifically, the presenting group of students spoke about Madero, Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata, and Venustiano Carranza. My viewpoint on the revolutionists was influenced in a slight way during the presentation, even though I did not find a strong argument for any one individual. Zapata was influential on the Revolution in the fact that he created an army using the lower classes of society. Because the lower classes and slaves were gathering and organizing to revolt, the haciendas became concerned with their power to control. The students argued that Zapata was the most efficient leader as he was persuasive,
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