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The Mexican Revolution
A look at the reasons that led to the Mexican Revolution.
# 118827 | 976 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Feb 28, 2010 in History (Latin America)

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This paper describes the main reasons that led to the Mexican Revolution and explores the specific reasons why this occurred. The thesis of this paper reads as follows: The Mexican rebellion was brought on by discontent and disagreement between officials in office and the people of Mexico. Much of this discontent formed during the presidency of Porfirio Diaz. Diaz's time in office directly reflected a dictatorship that denied the people to have any input in the laws that governed Mexico. A Revolution grew out of this discontent and was initiated by a liberalist by the name of Franciso Madero. This marked the beginning of social change in Mexican history.

From the Paper:

"Porfirio Diaz became the president and dictator of Mexico in 1877. He served one term, and then he stepped down as president, only to return to office in 1884. He returned to office, because he claimed that he brought social and economic stability to Mexico and so he was needed in that position. The Mexican citizens felt otherwise. Diaz ended up serving, as president, until 1910.
"In many ways, Diaz was very deceitful to the Mexican citizens, especially the poor farmers of Mexico. A law passed in 1833 by Diaz stated that private land companies were permitted to survey public lands; they were then paid for these services, with land grants which were equal to one-third of the land that they originally surveyed, plus the option to buy the remaining part of the land at a low price 1 This new law hurt the poor Mexican farmers, because Mexican land was now owned by a select few, and the poor farmers could not compete with that. This led to the decline of the standard-of-living amongst these farmers."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Mexican Revolution". Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Taken on May 21, 2007. <http://en.>.
  • "Mexican Revolution," Microsoft(r) Encarta(r) Online Encyclopedia 2007. <http://encarta.msn. com> (c) 1997-2007 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
  • Tuck, Jim. "Glorious Innocent: The Tragedy and Triumph of Francisco Ignacio Madero". Mexico Connect. copyright 1999. <>.

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