When a man named Francisco Madero stated that Mexico needed to overtake the “dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz”, (Emiliano 2008 par. 3) Emiliano Zapata formed a group of men and went to fight for the rebellion. He soon captured the Cuautla in Morelos and his reputation as a great leader grew immensely. Zapata’s one concern was to giving land to the peasants and Madero did not want this. Madero wanted Emiliano to “disarm his band of guerrilla fighters. Zapata refused and retreated” (par. 3), to his home in the mountains. In November 1911, he wrote his famous Plan de Ayala.
In this document, Zapata wanted the landowners to give back the land they stole from the peasants, and also to give some of their lands to peasants who did not own any. With the announcement of this, he grew very popular throughout Mexico. When Zapata and his 25,000 men started getting to rowdy, General Carranza arranged a meeting. This meeting was supposed to be a meeting to talk about his cause. It “turned out to be an ambush and Zapata was assassinated by government troops in Chinameca on April 10th, 1919” (par. 5).
Emiliano has been an inspiration for many peasants and revolutionary leaders. His “ideas formed the early days of the revolution” (par. 6) and influenced a lot of people.
A second Mexican Revolutionary was Dolores Jimenez y Muro. She was born on June 7th, 1848 in Aguascalientes. Dolores was employed as a schoolteacher and loved her job. Muro was a “”political radical (a socialist by conviction), a poet by avocation, a contributor to leftwing journals, and a fervent admirer of Emiliano Zapata”” (Jandura par. 1). She had a major part of the revolution and created the ideas for a “Plan” (par. 1), which molded the “Complot de Tacybaya” (par. 1).After the leaders of different revolutionary groups came to her for help, she shaped “The Political and Social Plan” (par. 1). This document was published on March 18th, 1911 and carried many reforms for the government to comply with:
These included the need for better...