Mexican Revolution Essay

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1.The mexican revolution, part I 0 1910-1920 by Dan Botz , p25 In a nation of 15 million, a shocking one million were killed while two million migrated to the United States to escape the violence

effects: The nation established public schools, recognized labor unions, and distributed land to peasant villages and indigenous communities

REFERENCE: La Botz, Dan. Against the Current. 2010. Print.

2.”Villa and Zapata: A History of the Mexican Revolution” by Frank Mc Lynn,
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
New York : Carroll & Graf, 2001.

“to say that the political history of mexico during its first 100 years can be summed up by the careers of three dominant personalities is not far short of the truth”(4)
“Diaz aimed at absolute power”(6)

“Villa ran his estate on military lines; within its gates he was the only law”

“Unlike Carranza, whose achile's heel was his mania for control, Obregon was a natural politician and fixer, a deal maker who by co-optation, cajolery and bribery restored the country to a peace it had not known since 1910”
“Obregon was always a capitalist who believed that the business of the Revolution was business. He disliked landowners not for ideological reasons but because they were incompetent as entrepreneurs”(387)
“Villa ran into a massive fusillade and was killed instantly as nine bullets slammed into him” (393)
“did the revolution change anything? Except in the south-east, it is safe to say that the revolution broke up the old political monopolies and replaced a brittle gerontocracy with a new elite of thrusting and ambitious younger men”(402)
“in a real sense, villa and zapata were the revolution”(404)

3. The Mexican Revolution: Legacy of Courage [Paperback]
Neftalí G. García (Author), Publisher: Xlibris Corporation (November 1, 2010)

“The 1910 Mexican revolution ended the stranglehold of militarism on the nation. From independence from Spain in 1821 to the end of the 1910 revolution, military generals led frequent barracks coups against other military dictators to take over the reign of power.”(220)
“Not until Carranza assumed the presidency of a fledgling constitutional government did mexico exert civilian control over the military”(220)
“Carranza and Obregon put a permanent end to military-rule, if not strongman, politics.”
“Since then, the military has taken an oath to defend and protect the mexican constitution rather than pay allegiance to a military dictator.”
“the 1910 revolution had the effect of ultimately uniting the ethnically and regionally fractured country, making it possible for Mexicans to form a national identity”(220)
“after the 1910 revolution, a federal constitution applicable to all the states made nationhood