in the Mexican Revolution and WWI
Background on the Revolution
1. Mexico had been ruled by one man Porforio Diaz for more than 30 years.
a. Diaz became a national hero at the Mexican battle of Puebla (Cinco de Mayo)
b. During his rule the power of the Government was concentrated into a few select hands the people had no power to express
their opinions or select their public officials.
c. Wealth was likewise concentrated in the hands of the few and injustice and corruption was everywhere,
in the cities and the countryside alike.
2. In the early 1900’s a new brand of political leaders wanted to participate in Mexican Politics
a. They were denied by the people that were already entrenched in power
3. The Mexican Constitution already called for public elections and democratic ideas
a. Diaz and his supporters used their power to keep these new Ideas out of Mexico and to hold their power
Your Assingment for today: You need to research the government of Porfirio Diaz, I
want you to discuss his rise to power as well and the examples of the types of corruption that took place under his
dictatorship. This paper should be a minimum of one to two pages and will be hand written, You also must include the websites
that you collected your information from. This is due today so get to work and don't mess around.