A Dictator losing power:

During the 20th century, Mexico was a dictatorship lead by Porfirio Diaz. A dictatorship is a government where one takes control by power, and Porfirio was a mestizo turned soilder, turned scholar, turned president .

There were more people living towards the south at that time.

The people hated Porfirio for a few reasons. He did not truly support a republic and he did not support them, he only benefited the rich. In one particular incident he imprisoned a candidate from one of his mock elections. That very person would end up rekindling hopes in the hearts of thousands, his name was Francisco Mandero.

This guy is known as Mandero

Francisco Mandero was a revolutionary and a President of Mexico. He believed in a moderate democracy. A type of democracy where all people take part in government affairs.

A democracy differs from a dictatorship in three big ways. Democracy allows it people to vote, goes against oppression, and protects the people under its laws. A dictatorship does not provide any of that.

The revolt begins:

Getting back on track, after Francisco got out of prison he united anti Diaz forces in the south. The where generally lead by Emiliano Zappatas. PAncho villa lead forces in the north. They wagged bloody campaigns against local political bosses. In the spring of 1911 Zappata took Civdad Juarez(Capital of Mexico) and forced Diaz to resign from power and give it to Mandero.

This guy is Zappata

One thing lead to another and Diaz's nephew, Felix Diaz battled Victoriano Huerta. Huerta got the help of the US government, made the pact of embassy with ambassador Henry Lane Wilson, killed Mandero, and became the next president. But then more revolutionaries came and exiled Huerta. For a while Mexico was in a state of Anarchy; A type of government where the are no rules.

Battles of the revolution
The ultimate freedom

To stop the madness Eulaio Gutierrez became interim president. Later a man named carzzana became president and wrote the Mexican constitution. He also took land from wealthy landowners, guaranteed workers rights, and limited the power of the Roman Catholic church. Later there was a railroad strike and he lost all of his supporters. He ran away and was killed trying to flee the capital. Finally in 1920 a man named Obegron took presidency.

Conclusively, before the Mexican revolution, life was unfair for most folk. The rich had more land. The rich had more opportunities. And the rich were unfair to the common people. But thanks to people like Mandero, Zappata, Huerta, and others. Mexico became somewhat of a better place. They were true agents of change. They were the the people that made Mexico... Mexico.

The green stripe represents Mexico's independence, the white stripe represent's the purity of the catholic faith, and the red stripe represents the blood of national heroes. The emblem represents there aztec heritage. According to legend the place where the great aztec city was established was marked by a hawk perched on a prickly pair cactus devouring a snake. It was created in 1821.


The population rose in more areas near the ocean to have better trade a economy. Areas near the north or center had more of a decrease.
The population is more abundant in the south with just a few people in the east. As the area in the south of Mexico supports trade, fishings, and other economics. The south is also at a lower elevation.
Looking at this map I would assume that more people would live on the east for the fishing, agriculture, hunting, and trade.

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