The Mexican Revolution: An Overview

analytical Essay
1483 words
1483 words

The Mexican Revolution: An Overview Throughout its history Mexico has had many revolutions. The most famous perhaps is the Mexican Revolution from 1910-1920. The people of Mexico were getting tired of the dictator rule of President Porfino 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 (Baxman 2). This revolution proved to be the rise and fall of many leaders. In the beginning of his reign, Diaz was almost ideal and had great intentions for Mexico. He created a more stable government and got rid of crime. The quality of life was improved. The government was made stronger by dispatching governors to the various areas of Mexico. The army was also made stronger by professionializing it. The police force readily enforced Diaz’s laws. Diaz also relied on a group of aristocrats as advisors. As Mexico grew, structurally and economically, foreign films invested in the area. The money from the films helped Diaz to build highways, railroads, telegraph lines, oil fields, and rejuvenate the mining industry. New industries were also created and in fifty years Mexico had transformed itself from a third world country to the ideal model of a developing country (Summary 3-4). Although these things helped to build up Mexico, they also were the factors in the destruction of Diaz. The people in power became wealthy but the rest of the population remained impoverishe... ... middle of paper ... ...r lifestyle (Baxman 2-3). Everyone in Mexico was affected by The Mexican Revolution. Whether they were fighting for their freedom or wanted to escape the chaos, they were affected by the rise and fall of power. It also affected some people in the United States as Mexican immigrants came into the U.S. People fought for their freedom and after many years of fighting were able to achieve that. Sources: Author Unknown. Summary of the Mexican Revolution. [Online],year unknown. (Accessed 3/12/99). Baxman, Cindy. History of the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920. [Online], 1998. (Accessed 3/12/99). Consul General. The Mexican Revolution. [Online], 1996. (Accessed 3/12/99).

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that mexico had many revolutions, including the mexican revolution from 1910-1920, where people of all classes were fighting for freedom from president diaz.
  • Explains that diaz was almost ideal and had great intentions for mexico. he created a stable government, got rid of crime, and improved the quality of life.
  • Analyzes how the diaz regime had such control over the government that no one could break into the system.
  • Analyzes how francisco i. madero was inspired to defeat diaz in the 1910 election. he was a strong believer in democracy, and had many followers.
  • Explains that emiliano zapata, francisco "pancho" villa, and pascual orozco were the three revolutionary groups that contributed to the rise and fall of the leaders.
  • Explains how orozco and villa took control of northern cities while zapata captured cuautla and cut off the road to mexico city. these events combined convinced diaz to resign and forced him to flee to europe.
  • Analyzes how madero's presidency was short-lived. he turned zapata against him and the inaction convinced villa and orozco to also abandon him. huerta met with an u.s. ambassador to come up with a plan.
  • Explains that huerta was hated by almost everyone and three revolutionary forces rise in the north, led by villa, alvaro obregon, and venus
  • Narrates how villa and zapata fought against carranza and moved south to push him out of mexico city. they met to put eulalio guitierrez as president, and obregon came together to reclaim the presidency.
  • Explains that villa's forces fought carranza for a period of time. villa, zapata, and obregon once again met to come up with the solution.
  • Narrates how zapata needed extra troops to fight back against carranza's power. he met with a general who said he was defecting and wanted to join him in the fight.
  • Analyzes how carranza became a hated man after zapata's death and lost all his supporters including obregon. he tried to flee the country but was killed just outside of mexico city.
  • Explains that 900,000 mexican immigrants came to the united states between 1910 and 1920, escaping the violence of the revolution and seeing it as an opportunity for work.
  • Explains that everyone in mexico was affected by the mexican revolution, whether they were fighting for their freedom or wanted to escape the chaos. it also affected some people in the united states as mexican immigrants came into the us.
  • Explains that the mexican revolution is a historical document, based on 's work.

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