The start of the Mexican Revolution had started in 1910. It was lead head on by Porfirio Diaz, in the past had shown his great military mind in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, which stopped the French invasion of Mexico. Porfirio Diaz Took the precedency from 1876 to 1880. Diaz immediately showed that his plan was to remain in power by the use of corruption and violence, especially against the poor. Through the use of violence and corruption, he made sure that the new president, elected in 1880, would be his puppet. Manuel González continued and repression–With this, Diaz was able to get re-elected in 1884. He stayed in power for over 30 years, until the people started to revolt and start the revolution , Francisco I. Madero, the son of a wealthy landowner, wrote a book,” La succession presidenciál en 1910”, which criticized Diaz’s reign and called for him to step down. The book was also widely read. It would start a revolution.
In the beginning the Mexican revolution was triggered by Francisco Madero. Madero was frustrated with Diaz’s dictatorship, his book, in 1910, entitled “La successión presidenciál en 1910”. Became a bestseller, and was read throughout Mexico. Madero in the book expressed the opinion that the Diaz regime had gone on for far too long. Diaz “The dictator” had kept Mexico from being truly democratic. The book called for Diaz to step down in 1910, and supported free elections. Later, as he escaped to Texas, because of the unhappy turnout of his voice, he called for Diaz’s overthrow. There were many uprisings around the country in Madero’s name as an effect of his voice. In November, 1911, Francisco I. Madero became the first new President of Mexico in almost 30 years
Francisco I. Madero appointed Venustiano Carranza as his minister of war. Carranza was part of the peace conference that helped exile Porfirio Diaz. Governing for the city of Coahuila, he wanted Madero to rule stronger, but in the end, he sat and watched while the...
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