Mexico Post Colonial

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The history of Post colonial Mexico included many successful and influential leaders: Porfirio Diaz, Francisco Madero, Francisco (Pancho) Villa, and Emiliano Zapata. Disparities in classification of the revolution arise from the numerous factions and ideological assumptions advocated for the overthrow of Diaz’s rule, hence one can argue that it was a political, social, or economical revolution. A social revolution advocates a complete transformation of all characteristic aspects of society, encompassing the political structure, economically distribution, and social hierarchy. These men set forth some major objectives to revive Mexico that led to the Mexico Revolution of 1910-1916 and the Constitution of 1917.
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The Plan of San Luis Potosi simply was for the people of Mexico to raise their arms to overthrow the dictatorship of Diaz and reinstitute democracy. The countryside and city joined together under the leadership of Francisco Madero to overthrow Porfirio Diaz after 1910. There were a number of revolts and uprisings around the country in Madero’s name. In February 1911, Madero and his men attached the city of Casas Grandes in Chihuahua and defeated Diaz’s federals. Madero and his men continued attacking other cities and they were warned not to get too close to the U.S. border because it might hurt Americans in the process of them fighting within their own country. However, his generals, Pascal Orozco and Francisco Villa, were eager to fight. They attacked Juarez against Madero’s orders, and defeated Diaz’s federal troops again. On May 1911, a peace treaty was signed and Porfirio Diaz agreed to resign and to go into exile. On November 1911, Francisco I. Madero became the first new President of Mexico in almost 30 years. From the beginning, he was a moderate. He wanted to challenge Diaz, but he did not want to institute policies that went against the rich landowner class to which his family belonged. He kept most of the power structure created by Diaz intact, much to the dismay of those who had hoped for significant change. Very quickly, Madero alienated his former allies, Pascal Orozco and Emiliano Zapata. Emiliano Zapata was born in
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