What were the conditions in Mexico before Porfirio Diaz took power?

1) What were the conditions in Mexico before Porfirio Diaz took power? 2) What methods did Diaz use to stay in power for nearly 35 years?

What were the conditions in Mexico before Porfirio Diaz took power?

“Mexico: Revolution and Rebirth” – 25 points
Directions:  Watch the film, “Mexico: Revolution and Rebirth” and answer the following questions as thoroughly as possible. Answer in complete sentences. Your responses will be handed in and graded.

1)      Firstly, What were the conditions in Mexico before Porfirio Diaz took power?

2)      Secondly, What methods did Diaz use to stay in power for nearly 35 years?

3)      Thirdly, What improvements did Mexico experience under Diaz? Who benefitted?

4)      Fourthly, What were the negative aspects of the Diaz dictatorship? Who suffered?

5)      Further, Who were the 3 leaders who started the Mexican Revolution? What do you know about each one? What was the cause each was fighting for?

6)      Moreover, Why did the Mexican Revolution continue after Diaz went into exile?

7)      Additionally, What happened to the leaders of the Mexican Revolution?

8)      Also, How was the United States involved in the Mexican Revolution?

9)      Furthermore, What became the basis of the Mexican economy after 1938? Further, What problems did this cause?

10)   Besides, Why were there protests at the 1968 Summer Olympics? What happened?

11)   Also, What were the successes of the Mexican Revolution?

12)   Finally, What problems remain in Mexico after the Revolution?
Identifications

Directions:  Firstly, Explain each of the following terms. Also, Include the date and historical significance of the term. You can also look up terms online to get additional information.

The Porfiriato
Cinco de Mayo
Rurales
Cientificos
Social Darwinism
Francisco Madero
Pancho Villa
Emiliano Zapata
Venustiano Carranza
Alvaro Obregon
Pershing Expedition
Columbus Raid
P.R.I.
PEMEX
Tlatelolco Massacre
NAFTA

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