The rise of Carranza
Following the removal of Huerta, Venustantia Carranza despite the objections of Villa declares
himself President of Mexico
Villa and Zapata’s forces joined and forces and Carranza’s army led by Alvaro
Obregon (lefty) were forced to flee Mexico City.
Led to a temporary peace agreement between Villa, Zapata, & Obregon.
Nominated Eulalio Guitierrez as intern president
Zapata and Villa agreed to withdrawal from Mexico City
Villa and Zapata remained loyal to each other and supported Guitierrez
Carranza and Obregon secretly plotted to reinstall Carranza as President
U.S. Claimed that they would support the strongest faction.
Battle of Celaya
Villa army was pitted against Carranza’s army led by General Obregon
Villa is routed, in one of the bloodiest battles of the Revolution
A short time later Carranza is recognized as the true President of Mexico by the U.S.
Villa was led to believe he would be recognized
No longer would he receive guns and aid from the U.S.
6. Villa is angry and vows revenge against the United