By: Krystal and Jessica
Sign Up for the Rebellion towards Diaz NOW!!!!
Aren't you tired of Porfirio Diaz's harsh rule and unfairness towards the less fortunate? Diaz thought he could use us to support the upper class and then leave us with nothing. Well guess what? He's wrong. All us peasants, farmers, and workers deserve equality, more land, better working conditions and liberty!! Join Francisco Madero's army today and experience the justice you deserve!
Important Leader, Emiliano Zapata
He was a leader in the Mexican Revolution and he wanted to reform the laws to protect the farmers, peasants, and workers rights. During one of his victories battles, his famous battle cry was "Tierra y Libertad" which means "Land and Liberty". After Diaz stepped down, Francisco Madero took presidency, he continued to help establish a greater government.
The Rise of General VIctoriano Huerta
After Madero took place of DIaz people started to disagree with his liberal way of ruling. In 1913, Madero stepped down from power and this is when the military leader General Victoriano Huerta took over presidency. Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa didn't like him in office so they allied with Venustiano Carranza and overthrew Huerta 15 months after his rule.
The New Mexican Constitution
Carranza had the idea of a new Constitution. It was adopted in 1917 and it promoted education, land reforms and workers rights. People who helped create the Constitution were independent men with new political and social ideas. They understood the problems in Mexico and wanted the document to have equality and liberty for everyone.
1. What was the outcome of the Mexican Revolution? http://www.history.com/topics/mexican-revolution
2. What was the main reason for the start of the Mexican Revolution?
3. Why did the people of Mexico not like Madero as President?