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Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna
An overview of the career of Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna, President of Mexico.
# 39559 | 1,400 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 09, 2003 in History (Leaders) , Latin-American Studies (General)

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This paper outlines the career and performance of Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna and describes this intriguing personality; a complicated man, one dedicated to ruling the country but with a huge ego problem. The paper discusses how he was throned and dethroned eleven times, but nevertheless, he remained the most powerful man in Mexico's political history.

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"Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was a man of many contradictions in fact a rather complicated personality. He was a light-minded person who was not cut out for ruling a nation. He was born rich into an affluent family. When he was elevated to the position of a ruler he did not seek to amass more wealth but wanted to win the hearts of his people. He wanted to win social recognition for his accomplishments as a ruler rather than money. He believed that one should have power as entitlement rather than as a right of responsibility.
"He ruled the country from 1794 to 1876. He remained a political figure for much of the 19th century Mexican politics. Antonio left behind a political legacy of disaster for Mexico because he only saw his own interests, never really seeing his own duty towards the nation.
"He was born in 1794 in Vera Cruz. He started his political career from joining the army at a tender age of 16. He defended the Spanish against the independence of Mexico, but in 1821 he began to support the head of Mexico."

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