Mexican revolution (1910 – 1920) was in fact a civil war that caused many social reforms and produced the Mexican Constitution of 1917. This constitution is thefoundation of the present Mexico’s democracy and social liberties.
The Mexican Revolution was a major armed struggle that started in 1910, with an uprising led by Francisco I. Madero against longtimeautocrat Porfirio Díaz. The Revolution was characterized by several socialist, liberal, anarchist, populist, and agrarianist movements.
Leaders of the 1910 are José María Pino Suárez, VenustianoCarranza, Francisco I. Madero (and his father), Pascual Orozco, Pancho Villa, Gustavo Madero, Raul Madero, Abraham González, and Giuseppe Garibaldi Jr. "Manifestación antireeleccionista" by José GuadalupePosada After Benito Juárez's death in 1872, Porfirio Díaz wanted to take over as Mexico's leader.
Porfirio Díaz's government from 1876–1910 has become known as the Porfiriato. Díaz had a strict "NoRe-election" policy in which presidents could not serve consecutive terms in office.
Porfirio was an early liberalist, but changed his views after Juarez took office. Díaz became the dictator againstwhom he had warned the people. Through the army, the Rurales, and gangs of thugs, Diaz frightened people into voting for him. When bullying citizens into voting for him failed, he simply rigged thevotes in his favor. Díaz knew he was violating the constitution by using force to stay in office. He justified his acts by claiming that Mexico was not yet ready to govern itself; only he knew what wasbest for his country and he enforced his belief with a strong hand. "Order followed by Progress" were the watchwords of his rule.
In a 1908 interview with the U.S. journalist James Creelman, Díazstated that Mexico was ready for democracy and elections and that he would step down to allow other candidates to compete for the presidency Madero ran against Díaz in 1910. Diaz thought he could...