Mexican Revolution

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Profírio Díaz 2nd Term in Office

1884

Victor Ochoa revolutionary movement

1893

Teresita Urrea exiled to El Paso

1896

(la Santa de Cabora) = inspired several uprisings along Mexico's northern border

Brothers Flores Magón Anarchist Movement Plans

1906

In El Paso, plan fails
Anarchist movement called Magonistas

Magonistas 2nd Plan Failed

1908

Take Ciudad Juárez
AKA: Partido Liberal Mexicano

US President Taft meets with Díaz in El Paso

1909

Díaz for reelection, Madero also runs.

1910

Thrown in prison for running against Díaz.
He escapes to San Antonio, Texas, and starts revolutionary movement to overthrow Díaz.
The revolution begins in northern Mexico.

Madero's Revolution

1911

HQ established in El Paso.
Madero's troops led by Pancho Villa and Pascual Orozco (Attack Ciudad Juárez - 3 day battle)
Díaz resigns and flees to Pris, France.
Madero becomes President.
Emiliano Zapata denounces Madero and recognizes Orozco as the true leader of the revolution.
US sends troops to the border.

Orozco breaks alliance with Madero

1912

Madero assigns Villa and Victoriano Huerta to combat to Orozco's rebels in the north

Huerta's Revolution

1913

Huerta joins Felix Díaz (Profírio's nephew) and Bernardo Reyes plan against Madero.
During "La Decena Trágica," Huerta, Díaz and Reyes attack Madero's army (Madero, his brother, and his vice president José María Pino Suárez killed).
Huerta becomes president.
Venustiano Carranza accuses Huerta of restoring a dictatorship.
Villa attacks Huerta's soldiers in 2nd Battle of Juárez.

US interferes and Carranza becomes president

1914

US president Woodrow Wilson sends troops to Veracruz.
Villa's troops defeat Huerta's and Huerta resigns.
Carranza declares himself president (some against this, legal and military problems)
Villa and Zapata change sides and oppose Carranza
Carranza goes to Veracruz to negotiate with the US for them to go back

Carranza wins power

1915

Villa defeated by Carranza's followers, who were under the command of Álvaro Obregón.
Carranza returns to Mexico City
US recognizes Carranza as the Mexican president

Villa counter-attacks

1916

Villa's followers attack a train in Santa Isabel, Chiuahua killing 17 Americans.
US Gen. John J. Pershing and 10,000 soldiers go to Mexico to capture Villa, but fail.

New Constitution and Carranza assumes Presidency

1917

Villa defeated, Zapata assassinated

1919

Obregón elected President of Mexico

1920

Sources

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1919

Adapted from David Romo, Ringside Seat to a Revolution (Cinco Puntos Press, 2005); Charles H. Harris III and Louis Sadler, The Secret War in El Paso (U. of New Mexico, 2009); and www.emmersonkent.com.

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1920

Romo, D. (2010, September 1). Mexican Revolution Timeline. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from cademics.utep.edu/Portals/1719/Publications/MexicanRevolutionTimeline.pdf

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1921

MEXICAN REVOLUTION 1910-1940 PRINCIPAL FIGURES. (2011, March 8). Retrieved August 6, 2014, from http://www2.ups.edu/faculty/velez/FL380/Mexrev.htm