69 Facts About Mexican Revolution


Mexican Revolution was an extended sequence of armed regional conflicts in Mexico from approximately 1910 to 1920.

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Mexican Revolution immediately faced the armed rebellion of Emiliano Zapata in Morelos, where peasants demanded rapid action on agrarian reform.

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Mexican Revolution attempted to impose a civilian successor, prompting northern revolutionary generals to rebel.

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The Mexican Revolution was a decade-long civil war, with a new political leadership that gained power and legitimacy through their participation in revolutionary conflicts.

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Mexican Revolution knew that the long tradition of military intervention in politics and its resistance to civilian control would probably to be challenges to his remaining in power.

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Mexican Revolution set about curbing the power of the military, reining in provincial military chieftains and making them subordinate to the central government.

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Mexican Revolution contended with a whole new group of generals who had fought for the liberal cause and who expected rewards for their services.

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Mexican Revolution systematically dealt with them, providing some rivals with opportunities to enrich themselves, ensured the loyalty of others with high salaries, others were bought off by rewards of landed estates and redirecting their political ambitions.

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Mexican Revolution created the military academy to train officers, but their training was aimed at repelling foreign invasions.

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Mexican Revolution did not create a personal dynasty, excluding family from the realms of power, although his nephew Felix attempted to seize power after the fall of the regime in 1911.

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Mexican Revolution skillfully managed political conflict and reined in tendencies toward autonomy.

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Mexican Revolution appointed a number of military officers to state governorships, including General Bernardo Reyes, who became governor of the northern state of Nuevo Leon, but over the years military men were largely replaced by civilians loyal to Diaz.

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Mexican Revolution augmented the, a police force created by Juarez, making them his personal armed force.

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Mexican Revolution brought the state governors under his control, replacing them at will.

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Mexican Revolution attempted to marginalize Reyes by sending him on a "military mission" to Europe, distancing him from Mexico and potential political supporters.

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Mexican Revolution escaped and fled for a short period to San Antonio, Texas.

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Mexican Revolution appeared to be a moderate, but the German ambassador to Mexico, Paul von Hintze, who associated with the Interim President, said of him that "De la Barra wants to accommodate himself with dignity to the inevitable advance of the ex-revolutionary influence, while accelerating the widespread collapse of the Madero party.

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Cabinet of De la Barra and the Mexican Revolution congress was filled with supporters of the Diaz regime.

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Mexican Revolution did introduce some progressive reforms, including improved funding for rural schools; promoting some aspects of agrarian reform to increase the amount of productive land; labor reforms including workman's compensation and the eight-hour day; but defended the right of the government to intervene in strikes.

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Mexican Revolution's actions drove a wedge between Zapata and Madero, which widened when Madero was inaugurated president.

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Mexican Revolution was an inexperienced politician, who had never held office before.

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Mexican Revolution firmly held to democratic ideals, which many consider evidence of naivete.

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Under Diaz relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the Mexican Revolution government were stable, with the anticlerical laws of the Mexican Revolution Constitution of 1857 remaining in place, but not enforced, so conflict was muted.

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Mexican Revolution's meaning was clear: Madero, a member of a rich northern hacendado family, was not about to implement comprehensive agrarian reform for aggrieved peasants.

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Mexican Revolution did not know that Huerta had been invited to join the conspiracy, but initially held back.

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Mexican Revolution changed allegiance from Madero to the rebels under Felix Diaz.

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Mexican Revolution's failure is attributable to "the failure of the social class to which he belonged and whose interests he considered to be identical to those of Mexico: the liberal hacendados".

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Mexican Revolution confronted the federal garrisons in Morelos, the majority of which defected to him with their weapons.

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Mexican Revolution was now in a position to arrive at Mexico City ahead of Villa, who was diverted by orders from Carranza to take Saltillo.

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Mexican Revolution turned to the German government, which had generally supported his presidency.

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Mexican Revolution died in January 1916, six months after going into exile.

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Mexican Revolution would resign if both Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata, his main rivals for power, would resign and go into exile, and that there should be a so-called pre-constitutionalist government "that would take charge of carrying out the social and political reforms the country needs before a fully constitutional government is re-established.

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Mexican Revolution did have the advantage of the loyalty of General Alvaro Obregon.

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Mexican Revolution did not take the title of provisional or interim President of Mexico, since in doing so he would have been ineligible to become the constitutional president.

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Mexican Revolution issued an agrarian reform law in 1915, drafted by Luis Cabrera, sanctioning the return of all village lands illegally seized in contravention of an 1856 passed under Benito Juarez.

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Mexican Revolution confiscated the large landed estates and redistributed the land in smaller plots to the liberated peasants.

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Mexican Revolution ordered the subdivision of six haciendas belonging to Luis Terrazas, which were given to sharecroppers and tenants.

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Mexican Revolution called or a constituent congress to draft a new document based on liberal and revolutionary principles.

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The Mexican Revolution state asserted dominion over the nation's territory and resources, which enabled land reform and expropriation of land.

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Mexican Revolution was ambushed and killed on 10 April 1919 by agents of now President Venustiano Carranza.

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Mexican Revolution had governors in various states push forward the reforms promised in the 1917 constitution.

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Mexican Revolution believed that once U S recognition was secured, other nations would follow suit.

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Mexican Revolution continued other reforms pushed by his predecessor, but Calles was virulently anti-clerical and unlike Obregon who largely avoided direct conflict with the Catholic Church, Calles as president enforced the anticlerical provisions of the 1917 Constitution.

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Since the Mexican Revolution had been sparked by the 1910 re-election of Diaz, Calles and others were well aware that the situation could spiral out of control.

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An achievement in this period was the 1929 peace agreement between the Catholic Church and the Mexican state, brokered by Dwight Morrow, U S Ambassador to Mexico.

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Mexican Revolution returned to Michoacan after the revolution, and implemented a number of reforms that were precursors of those he enacted as president.

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Mexican Revolution tried to further centralize the government's power by removing regional caciques, allowing him to push reforms easier.

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Mexican Revolution's departure marked the end of the social revolution and ushering in half a century of relative stability.

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The actual fighting which occurred during the Maderista phase of the Mexican Revolution did not result in a large number of casualties, but during the Huerta era, the Federal Army summarily executed rebel soldiers, and the Constitutionalist Army executed Federal Army officers.

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Violence which occurred during the Mexican Revolution did not just involve the largely male combatants, it involved civilian populations of men, women, and children.

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All of the major leaders of the Mexican Revolution were later assassinated: Madero in 1913, Zapata in 1919, Carranza in 1920, Villa in 1923, and Obregon in 1928.

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Mexican Revolution needed it, since he only had a thin veil of legitimacy in his ascention to the presidency.

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Anti-Diaz publications before the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution helped galvanize opposition to him, and he cracked down with censorship.

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Mexican Revolution was extensively photographed as well as filmed, so that there is a large, contemporaneous visual record.

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Mexican Revolution "depended heavily, from its inception, on visual representations and, in particular, on photographs.

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Principal leaders of the Revolution were well aware of the propaganda element of documentary film making, and Pancho Villa contracted with an American film company to record for viewers in the U S his leadership on the battlefield.

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The largest collection of still photographs of the Mexican Revolution is the Casasola Archive, named for photographer Agustin Casasola, with nearly 500, 000 images held by the Fototeca Nacional in Pachuca.

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Mexican Revolution was involved with the anarchosyndicalist labor organization, the Casa del Obrero Mundial and in met and encouraged Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros in producing political art.

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Mexican Revolution that occurred during 1910 greatly affected gender roles present in Mexico.

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Mexican Revolution reestablished himself into the community as a male, and was recognized as a male on his military documents.

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Major leaders of the Revolution have been the subject of biographies, including the martyred Francisco I Madero.

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Sonorans in the Mexican Revolution have not yet collectively been the subject of a major study.

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Centennial of the Mexican Revolution was another occasion to construct of historical of the events and leaders.

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In 2010, the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution and the Bicentennial of Independence was an occasion to take account of Mexico's history.

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The Monument to the Mexican Revolution was created from the partially built Palacio Legislativo, a major project of Diaz's government.

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In 1980, two popular heroes of the Mexican Revolution were honored, with Metro Zapata explicitly commemorating the peasant revolutionary from Morelos.

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Role of women in the Mexican Revolution has not been an important aspect of official historical memory, although the situation is changing.

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Mexican Revolution helped change and reform the legal status of women in Mexico.

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Mexican survivors of the Revolution desired a lasting peace and were willing to accept a level of "political deficiencies" to maintain peace and stability.

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