Madero's troops, under protection of Pancho Villa and Pascual Orozco attack federal troops in Ciudad Juárez; hundreds watch from rooftops and train cars. Battle lasts 3 days
Having lost, Diaz flees to Paris, France.
Orozco breaks his alliance with Madero
Madero assigs Pancho Villa and Victoriano Huerta to combat Orozco's rebels
La Decena Tragica
Huerta joins Felix Diaz and Bernardo Reyes in planning a coup against Madero. In Mexico City, the forces of Huerta, Diaz, and Reyes attack Madero's army.
Pancho Villa invades U.S.
Invades Columbus, New Mexico
U.S. sends the National Guard to the border
Based on 1857 Constitution
Presidents and officeholders cannot run for reelection
Power of Church is limited
Foreigners cannot own Mexican land or resources
Haciendas are broken up with compensation
1934 - 2013
Nationalized oil industry
Encouraged rapid economic growth and industrialization
First Social Security System
Put in place by Camacho
Strikes by railroad engineers throughout the 1950s
Repressed by force
Women Get the Right to Vote
Women get to vote for federal elections
Telephone workers go on strike throughout the 1960s
Repressed by force
Students and civilians protested the government's actions, and listen peacefully to speachees, gathered in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas; they, as well as the bystanders, were killed by Mexican government employees.
Beginning of Modern Women's Movement
Beginning of the modern women's movement
Protests against the "macho" Mexican culture
Began with 1975 kick off of International Women's Year
Nine Hundred Demonstrations
1985 - 1988
The PRI rigged presidential elections; opposition had 900 demonstrations to protest the fraud/cheating.
1989 Municipal Elections
Opposition seizes over one hundred town halls to protest the electoral fraud.
Mexico becomes part of NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement
Trilateral trade between the United States, Mexico, and Canada