Mexican Revolution Analysis

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Courtney Kalka
Feb. 25, 2013
Mexican Rev. Analysis

Plan de San Luis Potosi vs. Plan de Ayala

The Plan de San Luis Potosi was written by Francisco Madero in 1910 in Texas. It was a document for a plan to over throw the government and collapse the Presidency of Profirio Diaz. Madero wanted the Mexican people to rise in arms on Sunday November 20 and fight. Their slogan was “No re-election”. This was the initial step into beginning

The Plan de Ayala was written by Emiliano Zapata in 1911. It denounced Madero and accused him of betrayal. But he did support him against the presidency of Diaz. Zapata was trying for a land reform. He wanted land and property to belong to the townships and citizens not to the big Hacendados. He wanted free elections. He named Pascual Orozco as the leader of the Mexican Revolution. This plans slogan was “Reform, Freedom, Justice, and Law”. These two documents had things in common but also butted heads. They both agreed they wanted Diaz out of office. They both agreed upon the Revolution, but did not agree who would be leading it. They wanted a better land to live in. Madero wanted to take over as the leader. He was elected president and took office on June 7, 1911. While present he had a meeting with Zapata and toward him to get rid of his army. But since Zapata did not get the land arrangement he wanted so the army was mobilized again. Both documents were fighting for the revolution. And both men agreed that Diaz had to be gone. Madero fought for power while Zapata fought for the middle class. I would have to say that Zapata won because his army in the south made an agreement with Venustiano Carranza and most of his reforms were carried out.
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