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Wilson and the Mexican Revolution
Chapter 7, Section 4 US History
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had an autocratic government in Mexico; he was from the middle class but a Mestizo; he would govern for about 30 years; he used rice powder to make his skin look whiter; his government benefited foreign investors bc he opened exports/ports to everyone; he constructed railways and began industrializing the area
Early leader in the Mexican Revolution; in 1911 became president of Mexico; wanted land ownership and free, honest elections, two years later he was murdered, led to power struggles
1810 to 1823.They fought for independence from Spain and for social justice; they wanted equal rights for Indians, mestizos,
Mexican revolutionary leader (1877-1923) Did many good things, but killed a lot of people. Wanted to take money from the rich and give it to the poor.
sought to impose Diaz-type dictatorship supported by large landowners, army, foreign companie
Nine members of the USS Dolphin were arrested at a port city in Mexico. After they were released, the US demanded a formal apology with a 21 gun salute to the US flag. Mexico refused, although they did apologize.
Battle of Veracruz
US Marines landed at Veracruz and were met by gunfire from mexican troops, American's expected little bloodshed. instead 17 americans and 300 mexicans were killed
He became president of Mexico in 1914. He succeeded the harsh President Huerta. President Carranza at first supported Wilson's sending General Pershing into Mexico to look for the criminal Pancho Villa, but when he saw the number of troops he became outraged and opposed Wilson.
John J. Pershing
an American general who led troops against "Pancho" Villa in 1916. He took on the Meuse-Argonne offensive in 1918 which was one of the longest lasting battles- 47 days in World War I. He was the commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War I.
Revolutionary and leader of peasants in the Mexican Revolution. He mobilized landless peasants in south-central Mexico in an attempt to seize and divide the lands of the wealthy landowners. Though successful for a time, he was ultimately defeated and assassinated.
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