mexican revolution

By Chancho
  • Diego Rivera

    Diego Rivera
    Deigo Rivera was born on December 8, 1886, in Guanajuato, Mexico, sought to make art that reflected the lives of the Mexican people. In 1921, through a government program, he started a series of murals in public buildings.Rivera returned to murals with one made for the 1940 Golden Gate International Exposition held in San Franciso. In Mexico City,
  • David Siqueiros

    David Siqueiros
    David Alfaro Siqueiros was born in Chihuahua City, Mexico, on December 29, 1896. In 1908 he went to Mexico City to study art and architecture at the Franco-English College.His murals there told the story of America's forceful relationship with Latin America. His work also took him to South America and then back to New York, where he opened up a school for young artists. The students included Jackson Pollock, then just starting out.
  • The Start of the Revoution

    The Start of the Revoution
    Porfirio Díaz was an ambitious president. He wanted to develop Mexico into an idustrial and modernised country. He worked so hard on implementing a capitalist society but he forgot about the rural workers and peasants who suffered.The people overthrew the president and dictator Porfirio Díaz.
  • Francisco Madero takes over

    Francisco Madero takes over
    He was the specific person who overthrew Porfirio Díaz. Madero was a main person to spark the mexican revolution. Madero was a weak leader and didnt produce the land reforms he promised. Madero was an advocate for democracy and social justice. He was assasinated in 1913.
  • General Victoriano Huerta takes over

    General Victoriano Huerta takes over
    Huerta lead a counter-revolutionary group against Madero. He then had Madero assasinated and Huerta took the prsidency. Huerta was a dictator. Huerta was only in office for 17 months. He was challenged by revolutinary armies and resigned and left the country in 1914.
  • Venustianio Carranza takes over

    Venustianio Carranza takes over
    Carranza overthrew Huerta in 1914. He craved power and also wanted peace. In an attempt for peace he created the Constitutional army. He also created a new constitution where he accepted many rebel demands.
  • Women in the Revolution

    Women in the Revolution
    There were women who fought in the Mexican Revolution and they were called Soldaderas. Their positions ranked from commanding officers to combatants to camp followers. Although they were an important part of the war, there were no records of a women being appointed as a general. Many of these women dressed as men and were called the male versions of their names. They were also used to cook food, be a nurse, and promote social cohesion
  • Villa and Zapata come in

    Villa and Zapata come in
    They did not support the ideas of Carranza. They fought against the government. In 1910 Zapata became the central of the peasant revolt. Zapata's forces contributed greatly to the fall of Diaz. Villa can be credited with decisive victories that got Huerta out of office. A
  • Obregon takes office

    Obregon takes office
    He was a general in the Mexican Revolution and took the office of President from 1920-1924. He was appointed by Carranza as minister of war. Obregon launched a revolt against Carranza. In this revolt Carrranza was assassinated and Obregon took office
  • Poor Workers During the Mexican Revolution

    Poor Workers During the Mexican Revolution
    Many workers lived in poverty during the mexican revolution. Historically the members of the upper class were those who owned the land that the lower class cultivated. This changed with the Mexican Revolution of 1910. It has been estimated that as a result of the Revolution, the Mexican government redistributed 50 percent of the land held by the landed gentry.
  • The education in Mexico

    The education in Mexico
    There were many people that were illiterate in Mexico around this time. Before education was only for the wealthy. But with the education reform education was available to everyone in the country. The educators looked towards Europe for assistance in what they should teach. Even though the revolution did have a lot of bad things that happened to Mexico but there were still a few good things like education reforms.
  • Increase in the arts

    Increase in the arts
    Mexican muralism was the promotion of murals in Mexico. In the past art could have only been seen in museums. These museums were only open to the wealthy. But these public murals were for everyone to see. This benefited the Mexican culture greatly.
  • End of the Revolution

    End of the Revolution
    The official end of the Mexican Revolution is often taken to be the creation of the Constitution of Mexico in 1917, however the fighting continued long into the following decade. Ultimately while the Mexican Revolution was aimed at ensuring a fairer way of life for the farming classes, many argue it achieved little more than the frequent change of leadership in the country untill about 1924
  • Economic reform

    Economic reform
    Mexico was opened to foreign investments and foreign workers. Mexican regimes attempted to transform a largely rural and backward country into a middle sized industrial power. The Mexican constitution of 1917 gave the government the power to expropriate land. This allowed the distribution of land to peasants.
  • Mexican Landreform

    Mexican Landreform
    Before the 1910 Mexican Revolution that overthrew Porfirio Díaz, most of the land was owned by a single elite ruling class. Legally there was no slavery or serfdom; however, those with heavy debts, native wage workers, or peasants, were essentially debt-slaves to the landowners. A small percentage of rich landowners owned most of the country's farm land. With so many people brutally suppressed, revolts and revolution were common in Mexico. To relieve the Mexican peasant's plight and stabilize th