10 Facts about Mexican Revolution

Post On: July 22, 2020
By: Andi

What do you know the fun facts about Mexican Revolution? The Mexican Revolution was a major armed struggle, lasting roughly from 1910 to 1920, that transformed Mexican culture and government. Please read the explanation below to know more the facts about Mexican revolution.

Facts 1 : Porfiriato, 1876-1911

Porfirio Diaz was the President of Mexico in 1876 and ruled almost continuously (with the exception of 1880-1884) until his forced resignation in 1911. He ran for the presidency again and legally served in office until 1911. Under his administration, the constitution had been amended to allow unlimited presidential re-election.

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Facts 2 : Political System

In his era, Diaz created a formidable political machine. firstly, he worked with regional strongmen and bringing them into his regime, then replacing them with Jefes Politicos (political bosses) who royal to him.

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Facts 3: Opposition to Diaz

The group of Mexican intellectuals and agitators who had created the Mexican Liberty Party drew up a radical program of reform, specifically addressing what they considered to be worst aspects of the Diaz regime.

Facts 4 : Presidential Succession in 1910

The question of presidential succession was an issue as early as 1900, when Diaz turned 70. It was his “undeclared intention to step down from the presidency in 1904. Diaz seems to have considered finance minister Jose Yves Limantour as his successor.

Facts 5 : The End of the Porfiriato

Madero issued a “letter for jail” known as the plan de san luis potosi. It declared the Diaz presidency illegal and called for revolt against him.

Facts 6 : Interim Presidency May-Nov. 1911

With the Federal Army defeated in a string of battles, Diaz’s government began negotiations with the revolutionaries. One of Madero’s representatives in the negotiations was his running mate in the 1910 elections, Fransico Vacquez Gomez.

Facts 7 : Madero Presidency, Nov. 1911-Feb. 1913

Madero was an inexperienced politician who had never held office before, but his election as president in October 1911, following the exile of Porfirio Diaz in May 1911 and the interim presidency of Francisco Leon de la Barra, raised high expectations for positive change.

Facts 8 : Huerta Regime, Feb.1913-July 1914 and Civil War

Huerta’s presidency is usually characterized as a dictatorship.

Facts 9 : Cultural Aspects of the Mexican Revolution

There was considerable cultural production during the revolution itself, including printmaking, music and photography, while in the post revolutionary era, revolutionary themes in painting and literature shaped historical memory and understanding of the revolution.

Facts 10 : Emiliano Zapata and Revolution in Morelos

Emiliano played an important role in the Mexican Revolution, since his home territory in Morelos was of strategic importance