Porfirio Diaz started as a fair president. But after his time was up he didn't want to leave power. He ran elections where he was the only candidate and manage to stay in office for 30 years. During these harsh years he made Mexico's government centered around the upper-class citizens. This mad the wealthy more rich and the poor more poor. Farmers also had a hard time making money because Diaz did a lot of business with foreign countries.
The lower class Mexicans wanted to be treated the same way and have the same opportunities as the upper-class Mexicans. They also want a voice in the government and a democracy.
Some of the most influential leaders of the Mexican Revolution were Pancho Villa and Francisco Madero. Francisco Madero was mainly the head and the brains behind the Revolution. Pancho Villa was basically the muscle behind the Revolution. He was a highly skilled gunsmen and lead the Revolution's army.
1910- Madero enters the race for president and Diaz sentences him to jailed.
1911- Pancho Villa leads his army to attack federal troops to take Juarez and is successful.
1911-Diaz after losing Juarez resigns and flees to Paris.
1911- Madero become the first fairly elected president for Mexico.
The lower class citizens, mostly farmers supported the Revolution. The upper class was against it because Diaz was making them more wealthy.
The Revolution gave the people a voice and made every citizen equal. It also lead to poverty and some corruption but it gave Mexico the right building blocks to grow into a strong powerful country.
Batista was first a liked president. Then he went to The U.S. and got the support it the U.S. Government and U.S. mobs. With this power he controlled Cuba with corruption and mismanagement. Also America Controlled almost everything in Cuba which took away from a lot of the small businesses in Cuba. Thai caused lots of poverty.
Cuba had just worked their butt off and fought extremely hard to get away from Spain and now they are controlled by the U.S. and Cubans wanted a sense of nationalism. All the resources and money was going towards the U.S., wealthy, corruption, and casinos/tourists sights.
There were many leaders for the Revolution but they are all unimportant compared to Fidel Castro. Castro grew up in a wealthy house hold and was sent to a top school in Cuba. There he became a Lawyer and moved into politics. When he ran for the Legislature Batista backed by the U.S. Kicked him out to Mexico. He then came back nod was attacked and cornered into the mountains. There he creates an army to take over Cuba.
July 1953: Fidel Castro led a attack on the military barracks at Santiago de Cuba.
July 1955: Fidel Castro is forced to flee to Mexico.
1956: Catro returns but is forced in to the mountains were he strengthens his army.
April 1958: The whole country striked against Batista.
May 1958: Castro's small army beats Batistas large one.
February 1959: Castro kicks Batista out of office and changes the government.
The poor and most of the rich citizens of Cuba. Most of the Cuban original Citizens wanted a Revolution but sense America controlled Cuba they ultimately had the final say.
The Cuban Revolution in many ways proved to be a success. Cuban got their freedom and a sense of nationalism and the government was and is getting better. But they still didn't achieve the power the wanted.