Benito Juarez

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Benito Juárez was born on 21 March 1806.

Benito juarez

Benito Juárez was born on 21 March 1806 in a small home in the village of San Pablo Guelatao located in the mountain range now known as the "sirerra Mountains"



Benito Pablo Juárez García (March 21, 1806 – July 18, 1872) was a Zapotec who served five terms (1858–1861), (1861–1865), (1865–1867), (1867–1871), and (1871–1872), as President of Mexico.For resisting the French occupation, overthrowing the Empire, and restoring the Republic, as well as his efforts to modernize the country, Juárez is often regarded as  greatest and most beloved leader. He is the only full-blooded indigenous national to serve as President of Mexico, a not inconsequential achievement in a nation where the rights of the indigenous people have tended to be a low priority. He is mainly remembered for his radical reformist spirit, for his dedication to democracy and to securing equal rights for indigenous people, as well as for lessening the power the  held over Mexican politics. The period of his leadership is known in Mexican history as La Reforma (the reform), and constituted a liberal political and social revolution. These reforms brought major institutional consequences such as the expropriation of church lands, bringing the army under civilian control, and liquidation of peasant communal land holdings  and adoption of a federalist constitution. pictures

Political career

Faced with growing opposition, Santa Anna resigned in 1855 and Juárez returned to Mexico