San Luis Plan
The Plan of San Luis de Potosí was a political document written in San Antonio, Texas, United States, and published in the Mexican city of San Luis Potosí in 1910. The document, called for the destruction of Díaz’s authoritarian presidency and the re-institution of democracy through violent direct action on the part of the Mexican people. The plan was written and published inTexas by a group of exiles led by Francisco I. Madero, a political opponent to Díaz who had been jailed when his popularity threatened the triumph of the old leader in the 1910 presidential election.The Plan asked the Mexican people to rise in arms on November 20, 1910, at 6:00 PM, but the first action occurred two days earlier, when Aquiles Serdán was found to be part of Madero’s revolution inthe state of Puebla and was forced to an early fight in his home, helped by his family. Most of them died. After that, the Mexican Revolution broke out on November 20, 1910 against the political,commercial and social policies of the regime, taking the “Effective suffrage and non re-election” as a banner.
Constitution of 1917
It was drafted in Santiago de Querétaro by aConstitutional Convention during the Mexican Revolution. It was approved by the Constitutional Congress on February 5, 1917, with Venustiano Carranza serving as the first president under its terms.
In 1910,begins the movement armed with the Mexican Revolution, because of the social, economic and political conditions generated by Porfirio Díaz.
Venustiano Carranza, in his character of the first chiefof the Constitutionalist Army, manager of the Executive Power, called in December, 1916 for the Congress to present a project of reforms to the Constitution of 1857. The document suffered numerousmodifications and additions to adjust to the new social reality of the country. This way, it was promulgated on February 5, 1917, in the Theatre of the Republic of Querétaro's city.
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