The Aftermath of the Mexican Revolution

The Aftermath of the Mexican Revolution

by Susan Provost Beller

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The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 as a response to the failed land reform policies of Mexico's president, Porfirio Diaz. As charismatic revolutionaries such as Pancho Villa led the poor to action, the revolution came to encompass many other issues, including the separation of Church and State, improving education, ensuring voting rights for all Mexicans, protecting workers' rights, and ending foreign involvement in Mexican affairs. In the aftermath of the revolution-which subsided after the creation of a new Mexican constitution in 1917-many Mexicans enjoyed voting rights for the first time. With their newfound power, they worked hard to unite and to fulfill the goals of the revolution. Yet in the twenty-first century, many of the problems that led to the revolution of the early 1900s persist. Follow the dramatic story from Porfirio Diaz's failed land reform programs and the assassinations of numerous Mexican presidents to the creation of the 1917 constitution, whose goals are yet to be fully attained.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822576006
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/2008
Series: Aftermath of History Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Decade of Turmoil     6
Prelude to Revolution     11
Revolution     31
The Aftermath: A New Day for Mexico     47
Hope for the Peons     63
Diminished Church, Educated Peasantry     73
A Government for the Mexican People     88
Years of Change in the Aftermath of Revolution     98
Epilogue: The Continuing Revolution     112
Timeline     121
Glossary     124
Who's Who?     126
Source Notes     134
Bibliography     144
For Further Reading and Websites     150
Index     152

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