Mexican Revolution—Research Paper

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Mexico’s president, Porfirio Diaz, possessed an immature attitude towards life. A majority of the people, which were the peasants, started to become disappointed because Diaz stole most of the power in Mexico and this lead to years of oppression for the lower class Mexican citizens. People of higher status had better rights and began to receive most of the land that belonged to the peasants. These people were treated better than the peasants. In 1910, the people of Mexico challenged the status quo because the plantation owners had most of the power, they believed that power should be separated among all the citizens of Mexico and the Madero’s declaration of rebellion caused them to fight back and start the revolution. To make matters worse, Porfirio Diaz wanted to retired from presidency which then caused the revolution.

In 1923 U.S. historian, George H. McBride wrote about the life on the plantations of Mexico. According to McBride, “The great landowners have ruled the country and take every of our possessions. We have lost all our power and civil rights.” (McBride, 1923). In other words, the plantation owners not only ruled most of the land before the revolution but did not really take good care of it. When people’s lands were stripped away from them, they felt the need to challenge the status quo to earn the respect and equality that they had a right to. George H. McBride was also a historian and the author The Land Systems of Mexico. He once wrote, “The Hacienda is, therefore…less a farmer than an absentee landlord…” (McBride,1923). The plantation owners took the rights away from the peasants without warning, which justified the fact that they rebelled and chose to fight back. It is clear that the hacendados, plantation owners, had no right to take the peasant’s land and strip them of their power.

According to Charles Louis Montesquieu, all people should have equal access to power. In 1752, Charles Louis Montesquieu, wrote about the...
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