Mexican Revolution

Mexican Revolution 1910-1920

Who Revolted?

In 1910 Mestizos revolted against the Spain rulers & its dictator Porfirio Diaz. Most of the people who revolted where peasants

Why did they revolt?

Mexico was claimed by Spain in 1521 as a colony under Spanish rules. They revolted because no mexican was able to own unless they had a formal legal title

How did they organized?

At the start of the revolution Porfirio Diaz was the president, he was from Spain. Francisco I Madero overthrew him. Importants leader in this revolutions are: Porfirio Diaz, Francisco Madero, Victoriano Huerta, Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata, Venistiano Carranza, Alvaro Obregon, Lazaro Cardenas.

How did the people overthrew the government?

The government & the peasants fought using military. Emiliano Zapata recruited peasants to fight to fight for him against the government U.S. president Woodrow Wilson sent american marines to Veracruz to help the revolutionaries.

People Dead

500 U.S. people died, 2 German, & over 1,300,000 Mexicans died in the 10 year revolution.