The main idea of the Mexican revolution grew out of the belief that a few landowners could no longer control the old ways of Spanish colonial rule, instead land should belong to all the people who worked the land and extracted its wealth through their labor. (The Mexican revolution EDSITEMENT) The revolution began in 1910 when Francisco I. Madero challenged Porfirio Diaz, the president at the time. It ended in the 1930’s because the current president, Venustiano Carranza was killed. Although he was killed in 1920, there was still disorder until the 1930’s. The Mexican revolution made an impact on Mexico by ending the reign of President Diaz, creating a constitutional republic and it also caused much violence throughout the years.
Cinco de Mayo "After Mexico gained it's independence from Spain in 1821, it faced internal power struggles that left it in a volatile state of rebellion and instability for years." In 1846, the Mexican government, under the dictator Santa Anna, went to war with the United States. As an outcome of that war, Mexico lost a large amount of land--the land we now know as Texas. In 1854, Juan Alvarez and his troops led a successful revolt to drive Santa Anna out of power. One of Alvarez's strongest supporters was a man by the name of Benito Juarez, a Zapotec Indian leader.
As a result, his powerful fighting force became "La Division Del Norte." The two men soon became enemies, however, and when Carranza seized power in 1914, Villa led the rebellion against him. By April of 1915, Villa had set out to destroy Carranzista forces in the Battle of Celaya. The battle was said to be fought with sheer hatred in mind rather than military strategy, resulting in amass loss of the Division del Norte. In October of 1915, after much worry about foreign investments, in the midst of struggles for power, the U.S. recognized Carranza as President of Mexico.
Long behold General Santa Anna was defeated by t... ... middle of paper ... ...astised!... Let our arms be carried, Ameirca knows how to crush, as well as how to expand.” This simply shows that America was exercising its imperialism. The United States reached as far as Veracruz with their imperialistic Verdin 4 ways. Post War General Santa Anna emerges from exile and returns to Mexico and becomes president once again in1853.
The Mexican Revolution was an attempt to overthrow a dictatorial tyrant, Porfirio Diaz that ruled the country of Mexico for decades. His autonomic attitude and self-centered beliefs eventually angered the people, although he successfully tried and failed to bring to life prosperity to the country as well as strengthen the ties with the United States. As I travel through the country of Mexico battered by hardships and misery, I take notes, write down what I observe over the course of my journey, and interview the people of the run downed country, obtaining a first hand glimpse of a life under complete control. Like a fly on the wall, my eyewitness accounts prove evidence of turmoil within Mexico in which the people face adversity to over throw the government and demand equality as a nation. With my eyes and notebook of seventy pages, I travel through time as it happens chronologically writing down events important to headlines around the world.
In 1813 another priest continued Hidalgo’s struggle. Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon attracted the Criollos. He came close to Mexican independence by bringing together a congress that wrote a constitution for a Mexican republic. He was also later captured by the Spanish and executed in 1815. In 1816 King Ferdinand was back on the throne.
The Texas Revolution Have you ever done something solely to build or save your pride? In the Texas Revolution a strong and proud general named Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna tightened control over Texas in order to repopulate Texas with Mexicans, since the dominating race had become non- Mexicans. This war started out as small isolated clashes, but eventually broke out into full-scale rebellion. In order to end these frequent revolts, Santa Anna led his several thousand Mexican troops into the rebel-controlled San Antonio in February of 1836. The 187 Texas rebels fought off Santa Anna’s repeated attacks, but on March 6, the Mexican troops finally overran the fort.
Come September of 1847, General Santa Anna and Mexico had failed therefore General Scott had led a victorious army into the Mexican capital, Mexico City, where Santa Anna quit from his office of President. The Mexican government was radically destabilized by this and many United Statesmen wanted to make an annexation of all of the Republic of Mexico. At last on February 2nd of 1848, just after the discovery of gold in Sacramento, the United States government forced Mexico to sign the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to end the war and deliver all of the territories desired. They took away the great areas of Texas to California which also includes New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada (actually, the lower parts of New Mexico and Arizona were held off limits until the new Gadsden purchase of those lands made in 1854) for the amount of fifteen million dollars. The closing sequence... ... middle of paper ... ...alifornia Press, 1995.
Thousands of Americans took the offer and migrated to the Mexican province of Texas. Many of the new “Texans” were not satisfied with the way the Mexican government tried to run the province, which led to the a Revolution. Both Mexicans and Americans living in Texas fought for independence from the Mexican government. A final victory resulted in the capture of the Mexican President who was forced to sign the Treaty of Velasco, now giving Texas its independence. What Mexico didn’t know was that the loss of Texas was a prelude to the invasion of their country.
Mexican Democracy When one thinks of Mexico the first thing that often comes to mind are all of the old Westerns where the bad guys would run to Mexico to escape and good guys were attacked by desperados and also government troops. This stereotype is not too far off from the actual political situation in Mexico. If one were to look at the history of this troubled nation one would find a universal lack of stable government and a tendency towards military run dictatorships. This comes from a turbulent history fraught with foreign influence and puppet governments. The most recent foreign intervention was in the 1850's when the French sent troops over to Mexico in order to establish a puppet government under Archduke Maxamillian of Austria.