Newsreel Highlighting the History of Pancho Villa Ca. 1916

Newsreel Highlighting the History of Pancho Villa Ca. 1916

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The Mexican Revolution began in 1910, when opposition to dictator Porfirio Diaz's regime coalesced into armed revolt. Armies led by Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata, and Francisco I. Madero forced Diaz from power and installed Madero as president. After becoming president, Madero turned against his former comrades, executing and imprisoning supporters of Villa and Zapata. Following Madero's assassination by General Victoriano Huerta in 1913, Villa and Zapata again battled the government, this time alongside Venustiano Carranza, who wished to reinstate a constitutional democracy in Mexico. Facing enemies from all sides and suffering a U.S. blockade of ports, Huerta resigned on July 8, 1914. Carranza and his supporter, known as the constitutionalists, reached Mexico City first, brokered a deal with Mexico's largest union, and gained control of the government. With the backing of the United States, Carranza's army defeated Villa and Zapata, both of who had continued to fight because they did
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , [1916]
Copyright Date: ©1916
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (4 min., 6 sec.)) : sound
Additional Contributors: WPA Film Library
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