Analysis Of Emiliano Zapata 's Leadership During The Mexican Revolution

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Section A: Plan of Investigation
The question asked in order to conduct this investigation is: Was Emiliano Zapata’s leadership during the Mexican Revolution more significant than Francisco Villa’s Leadership during the Mexican Revolution? This question is important because it helps understand which leader made the most significant contribution during this war. The scope of this investigation is to consider and evaluate the actions of Francisco Villa and Emiliano Zapata during the Mexican Revolution, which took place all over Mexico in the years 1910 through 1920. The method of this study is simply based on providing and discussing various sources such as Emiliano Zapata: Revolution & betrayal in Mexico by S. Brunk and Pancho Villa and the Mexican Revolution composed by Manuel Plana that specifically narrate the actions taken by each leader in their respective campaigns during the Mexican Revolution.

Section B: Summary of Evidence
Francisco Villa in the Mexican Revolution
Villa was the most popular leader of the Mexican Revolution; he based his command in the state of Chihuahua, in which he built an immense and efficient “military machine”. (Plana, 2002, p. 33) He became a colonel in the Insurgents army in 1911. (Anderson, 2000, p. 6) Villa led an army of revolutionaries into defeating federal forces in Ciudad Juarez and took control on the city. (Anderson, 2000, p. 6) Villa took control of the state of Chihuahua, soon forced Porfirio Diaz to resign from his…

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