We explain what the Mexican Revolution is, the most important causes and events of this conflict and its main characteristics.
The Mexican Revolution was an armed conflict that took place in Mexico at the beginning of the 20th century . It was the most important economic, social and political change that the American country has suffered in the 20th century. The movement was popular and with an anti-landlord and anti-imperialist ideology and lasted approximately 10 years.
The dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz for 30 years had resulted in very important social inequalities in which the bourgeoisie had the supremacy over the rest of society . Furthermore, society was heavily influenced by the Catholic Church and the army had too important a political role.
During the Mexican Revolution, one of the most important mandates was that of Lázaro Cárdenas since it had great economic repercussions for the country. In addition to promoting land distribution and workers' rights, he carried out the expropriation of oil fields.
The main causes of the revolution were economic, social and political.
The elections were won in 1910 by Porfirio Díaz, but a few months later Madero was released from prison and developed the Plan of San Luis, declaring the elections invalid and calling for a national rebellion.
On November 20 of that year there were uprisings in various parts of the country , with the support of Pancho Villa and Emilio Zapata. Seeing that he was losing all support, Porfirio Díaz resigned in 1911.
With the death of Madero in 1913, there was a time of struggle for power by various factions of all ideologies: those that supported Madero, Zapata, Villa, Carranza and other important men of the time.
One of the most important mandates during the Mexican revolution was that of Lázaro Cárdenas since it had great economic repercussions for the country . In addition to promoting land distribution and workers' rights, he carried out the expropriation of oil fields.
The consequences of the revolution were very important in various fields. One of the most obvious is agrarian, in which land ownership changed radically before and after the revolution. Workers gained many rights and protection from their employers. In addition, there was a major shift in national consciousness.
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