Francisco Madero became popular during this election, so Diaz arrested him. He escaped and made an army of peasant leaders and overthrew Diaz.
1910 - 1911
Madero lost Zapata's support when he refused to return lands to the indigenous. He is forced to resign by Victoriano Huerta and then is executed. He became president after this but is overthrown.
Mexico city is in ruins at this time. Victoriano Huerta is the new president of Mexico. United States declares itself against Huerta and Venustiano Carranza is declared First Chief in the fight against Huerta.
Huerta resigns as President and leaves to Europe on a German ship. Carranza declared himself president
The Constitution of 1917
Mexico passes the Constitution of 1917. The constitution made new regulations to benefit organized labor and decreeing sanctions against the Catholic Church.
First Peaceful Election
Obregon declares himself against Carranza, who loses support from people. He became president in Mexico's first fair and peaceful election. Carranza is murdered shortly after. (Some say this ended the revolution)
Obregon was Killed
The reform of the constitution hasn't been carried out yet. Obregon was a presidential candidate but was assassinated by José de León Toral. There was a worldwide depression during this time
Lazaro Cardenas was president at this time. The reforms from the constitution were carried out. He gave land to people that didn't have it and strengthened labor unions. He supported nationalism. Mexico now became a one-part democracy. The National Revolutionary Party had control over Mexico for the rest of the 20th century. (This is the end of the revolution as some believe)