Mexican Revolution(Role of Women)

By Rosalia Sanchez

Summary

Mexican Revolution took place in Mexico from November 20, 1910 - 1920. Everything started off because of the fact that there were many wealthy people that were taking over low/middle class' hard work. Before the Mexican Revolution, Women tended to be at home taking care of their kids or cleaning the house but after the Mexican Revolution started Women decided to join and become servers, and officers themselves. In the article, The Mexican Revolution, it states "With the strife of revolution came an opportunity for participation and many women joined up, serving as writers, politicians and even soldiers. Zapata's army, in particular, was known for the number of female soldiers or “soldaderas” among the ranks and even serving as officers." Many people were affected by the Mexican Revolution especially the workers and women because they wouldn't really get anything from the hard work they would do. The wealthy class would take over everything that farmers would make in their lands and would leave them with almost nothing. Women decided to stay as writers, politicians, and even soldiers because of the fact that they were losing everything they would start to make and would get nothing in return.

Research Question : Did wealthy people realize how much they were affecting Low/Middle class?

Wealthy people wouldn't realize how much they were affecting Low/Middle class during the Mexican Revolution, because they would just take away their land and wouldn't really give them anything in return even if they were the ones working hard for it. Wealthy people were selfish enough to leave the low/middle-class without food or money. They would just leave them without anything even if they produced it with their own hands. It was a very hard situation for low/ middle-class people because almost nobody was there for them and Wealthy people were taking over of their land. They were just taking advantage of them because of the fact that they were part of the low/middle-class.

Annotation Bibliography

1.) “The Mexican Revolution: November 20th, 1910 | EDSITEment.” The Mexican Revolution: November 20th, 1910 | EDSITEment. Web. 21 Sep. 2015. <http://edsitement.neh.gov/feature/mexican-revolution

This website helped me in many different ways because it gives a brief summary about what happened during the Mexican Revolution. It explains really well and I understood what the Mexican Revolution thanks to this website and the other 2. There's many different ways in which the Mexican Revolution affected many people during the 1910s-1920s. It helped me because it clarified some things I was confused in. It was valueable because it gives the specific details about Women in the Mexican Revolution and the Mexican Revolution itself. The way it was organized was helpful because it's in sections and it's easier when they put them in sections to make it easier and understandable.


2.) Minster, Christopher. “The Mexican Revolution - Its Importance And Role of Women.” Web. 21 Sep. 2015. http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/thehistoryofmexico/a/mexicanrevo_3.htm

This website talks about the causes and effects of the Mexican Revolution, why the Mexican Revolution is important, and what it was like to be a Women during the Mexican Revolution. The Mexican Revolution was a big change towards everybody.This was a valueable website because it talks about Women in the Mexican Revolution and the Mexican Revolution itself. It gives details about everything that happened in the Mexican Revolution. Even if it had a lot of details in the article , it wasn't as helpful as the other ones because of the way it is organized.It was a good article to help understand more about the Mexican Revolution and Women in it .


3.) “What Roles Did Geography Play In the Mexican Revolution?” Education. Web. 21 Sep. 2015. http://education.seattlepi.com/roles-did-geography-play-mexican-revolution-7006.html

This website was helpful just like the other 2 but I didn't understand the question and this website helped me understand the geography during the Mexican Revolution. This article talks about specific things about the Mexican Revolution. For example, the Land Ownership, Local Fighting, Loss of Land and the Influence of the United States. It was a very valuable source because of the way it is organized and because of the details it has. It gives specific details about a certain section to help understand more about the category. It didn't talk about the leaders , it was just basically talking about what happened during the Mexican Revolution but the leaders weren't mentioned anywhere in the article.