The Reign of Huerta
- When Huerta assumed power of Mexico by force, most countries around the world acknowledged his legitimacy
as the rightful leader of Mexico.
- The U.S. refused to recognize him as the leader of Mexico
- President Woodrow Wilson saw him as a dictator and a leader in violation of the Mexican Constitution.
- March 1913 Venustiano Carranza issued what was called the Plan de Guadalupe which was refusal to recognize
the legitimacy of the Huerta government.
- Villa, Zapata, Carranza and Obregón led the fighting against
- The United
States with its disapproval of Huerta got involved. April of 1914, American forces seized and occupied the port
- Huerta was forced from power and fled to Spain
- He later tried to re-enter Mexico
to start another counter-revolution with the help of the German Government which had supported his rule, but was detained
by the U.S. trying to cross the border in El Paso Texas.
- Stayed in U.S. custody under house arrest until his death in 1916
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