The Mexican Revolution
During this time the economy increased. However, the rural areas were poor with little upward mobility. They were also powerless, with the rich owning haciendas or plantations where the poor worked.
Diaz inprisioned a rival during a presidential election, the seeds of revolution were planted
The rival's name was Francisco I. Madero. Remember him because he'll come up again. He ended up escaping prison and running to San Antonio, Tx. Diaz's act rose anger in northern Mexico (i.e. right on the US/Mexican border)
The video below is a documentary on the Mexican Revolution, the ins and outs, the twists and turns. It is during this revolution that the corrido rose in prominence.
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