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Turning Point Of The Mexican Revolution

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“The Land belongs to the people who work it.” An inspirational quote said by Emiliano Zapata during the Mexican Revolution. One of the leading figures during the event. The Mexican Revolution was one of many turning points in Latin History, but a greater turning point for the people of Mexico. The revolution took place after defeating the French from the invasion of Mexico, which happened during 1862-1867. On November 20, 1910, was the start of the Mexican revolution and where the president, Porfirio Diaz triggered the beginning stages of it. Due to a violation of the Mexican Constitution among other situations that the citizens didn’t agree.
The Mexican Revolution involved many bloody conflicts, which covered two decades, and the loss of 900,000 lives. The Revolution began on November 20, 1910, to overthrow the current ruler and dictator Porfirio Díaz Mori. Díaz was one determined president and wanted to develop Mexico into an industrial and modernized country. While he worked on implementing a capitalist society building factories, roads, dams which had many rural and peasant’s workers suffered greatly.
Díaz would bully and terrify citizens into supporting him. While many civil liberals appeared under his rule, such as, Freedom of press he began to attempt to strengthen his ties with the United States and other influential foreign interests. While Diaz began to seize many lands that once belonged to Mexico and to wealthy non-nationals. Diaz also stated that Mexicans could
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