How Did Pancho Villa Contribute To The Mexican Revolution

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Revolution: Pancho Villa, East LA Walkouts, HB2281 Tucson students protest

Manuel Amavizca
HIS105/WRT105 Intro to: Chicano Studies
October 10, 2017

Pancho Villa
José Doroteo Arango Arámbula AKA Pancho Villa was a revolutionary who left a mark on History. Pancho Villa left a mark in history by leading the Mexican Revolution from 1910 to 1920 to fight against the perpetrator who let foreign businesses to come into Mexico: Porfirio Diaz.
José de la Cruz Porfirio Diaz Mori, the 29th president of Mexico, opened Mexico to foreign investors and companies who exploited Mexico’s resources such as land, copper, gold, silver, water, and cheap labor for corporate gain. This caused economic instability in the way that Mexico placed power in the hands of large corporations and Mexican politicians.
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Villa’s exploits on and off the battlefield have broadened into legends that remain an integral part of Mexican history and folklore, especially as a champion of the poor and landless. (Johnson)
The description about Pancho Villa by Johnson gives the quintessential summary of what Villa brought to Mexican culture. Being known as the benevolent Mexican robin hood who stole from the rich and gave to the poor.
In contrast many people criticized Pancho Villa as being a bandolero, a thief, a killer, and overall criminal. A man who began his career as an outlaw and bandit, became a symbol of the revolution to Mexican peasants during and after his death. Despite documented evidence of his cruelty and unreasonable disregard for human life in the way he sacked innocent people from their food and killed indiscriminately in his raids throughout the revolution, Pancho Villa was popular amongst the poor, as he was known to share stolen goods amongst the poor who suffered from Porfirio Diaz’s

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