Pancho Villa’s Role in the Mexican Revolution

822 WordsJun 25, 20184 Pages
In the early 1900’s, one man bested the rival troops and used his intelligence to defeat the oppressive Mexican regime. Doroteo Arango Arámbula, also known as Pancho Villa, was born into a poor family and worked in the fields. Pancho Villa escalated from a peasant outlaw into a well-known revolutionary war strategist and folk hero. Pancho Villa could easily outsmart troops and use his popularity to help his cause for equality. His actions could not atone for any previous transgressions in his life of crime, but his tactics as a revolutionary war commander made him almost unstoppable when it came to fighting for equality. Pancho Villa was an important factor in the Mexican Revolution and its beginnings. He was one of the first…show more content…
Pancho Villa was one of the few young men who understood his peoples’ suffering and acted upon his beliefs. He joined a team of bandits who effectively raided the rich and distributed the wealth amongst the poor and deprived. Surviving off of crime, Villa was portrayed as a hero, who stood for equality. Pancho argued, “The grandes have enjoyed what prosperity there has been. The government’s new land laws must allow them to own their own lands, and, above all else, own the profits.” (Ander). Peasants who were willing to risk their lives against the Mexican government joined Pancho Villa and his cause. His followers placed their faith in this intelligent guerilla warrior, and fought alongside him. Although he was seen as merciless, Pancho Villa could not afford to show leniency toward traitors under his command or rivals. Pancho Villa fought alongside Pascual Orozco, which benefited Madera assumed the position as the Mexican president. (This sentence doesn’t really make sense.) Soon after his presidency Victoriano Huerta overthrew him. Pancho Villa established the Division del Norte, and also became the governor of Chihuahua. While the Division del Norte was (maybe use a different word like “provided”) an astonishing army under his command, Pancho Villa was also actively engaged in the states politics and economy, which was under his control. During this period the U.S. supported Villa and, in turn Pancho Villa remained sensitive to the U.S. However, the U.S.
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