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HOW AND WHY DID THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION BEGIN?
 
 
 
 
Before we look at the causes of the Mexican Revolution in 1910, take a look at this interactive timeline to help us undertand the history leading up to the Revolution:
 
 
 
nga.gov
 
                                                                                                                                                
 
Now, let's begin the Quest by examining the background and brief summary of the Revolution.  Please focus on the Background section of the following website:
 
 
GOVERNEMENT LEADERS AND LEADERS OF THE REVOLUTION
 emersonkent.com
 
Next, let's get to know some of the key figures on both sides of the Revolution.  Click on the names to learn more about each person.
 
1.    Porfirio Díaz
3.    Pascual Orozco
4.    Pancho Villa
5.    Emiliano Zapata
     
OUTCOMES OF THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION
 
As we have seen, the Mexican Revolution caused much political unrest, which threw Mexican society into a state of dissarray.  Mexico continued to struggle politically, but important progress was made.  Using the websites above, see if you can list some important outcomes.  Use the following questions as a guide.
                    
        1. What were some of the reasons that the people of Mexico started the Revolution?
        2. What social class did most of the revolutionary leaders from?
        3. Who fought in the Revolution?
        4. What government changes were the revolutionaries fighting for?
        5. Did Revolution accomplish its goals?
        6. Did things get better or worse for the people of Mexico following the Revolution?
 
 
 
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