The Mexican Revolution

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The Mexican Revolution began November 20th, 1910. It is disputable that it extended up to two decades and seized more than 900,000 lives. This revolution, however, also ended dictatorship in Mexico and restored the rights of farm workers, or peons, and its citizens. Revolutions are often started because a large group of individuals want to see a change. These beings decided to be the change that they wanted to see and risked many things, including their lives. Francisco “Pancho” Villa and Emiliano Zapata are the main revolutionaries remembered. These figures of the revolution took on the responsibility that came with the title. Their main goal was to regain the rights the people deserved. The peons believed that they deserved the land that …show more content…
Díaz, afraid of losing his presidency, rigged the election and had Madero arrested. After his release, he fled to the United States and planned a revolt for November 20th, 1910. While this revolt did fail, it inspired many people who were tired of being dictated to join in a revolution. Banding Together
Soon after this failed revolt, groups began to form in hopes to successfully remove Diaz. In Northern Mexico, Francisco Villa returned and gathered an army of Mexican cowboys. Another army was led by a peasant unsatisfied with the government with the name of Pascual Orozco. One of the bigger groups consisted of Emiliano Zapata and they were called the Zapatistas. This force grew to include over 5,000 men. In 1911 these groups worked together to overrun Díaz. Zapata seized the town of Cuautla, and afterwards cut off the town from Mexico City. Díaz started to realize what was happening and fled to Europe. This victory would start of a new conflict beginning.
The New Conflict
Soon after the victory Francisco Madero was declared as the new president. Madero tried to please everybody which led to nothing being done. Nobody liked the lack of progress and people once again started forming revolutionary groups. Victoriano Huerta, the leader of the conservative federal army, and a faction of people led by Díaz’s nephew Felix Díaz fought for ten days in Mexico City. This battle is known as La Decena Tragica. On the ninth day of the battle, Felix Díaz
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