What are 5 major events in Mexico's history and why are they important (1750-2010)?
5 of the most important events in Mexican history and why they are important (1750 - 2010). Thanks for all of the help.
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
Mexico Independence (1810 declared, 1821 accepted by Spain) well.. pretty self explanatory. The New Spain (name of Mexico prior to independence) declared war on the Spanish crown in order to become an autonomous country. Mexico was born as a new country independently from the Spanish Empire.
Mexican American War (1846 - 1848) In a series of events, triggered by the attachment of the newly formed and independent Republic of Texas to the Union, Mexico went to war with the USA. Mexico lost half of its territory, which is now modern Texas, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, California and Colorado (which explains why a lot of these places still have Spanish Names)
The Reform War (1857 - 1861) very important, Mexico was ruled by an Austrian Prince backed up by the French, the Catholic Church and Mexican conservatives. Mexican liberals won the war , executed the Austrian Prince, Maximilian of the Hasburg House, putting their leader in his place as president (a mexican native indigenous lawyer), and then drafted a new constitution removing all power from the Catholic Church, separating Church and State, creating civil institutions completely separated from religious believes, and removing the Catholic Church of all rights and properties.
Mexican Revolution (1910-1921) What started as a Revolution trying to topple a dictator that had been 30 years in power turned into a bloody full scale multy party civil war. This ended up in the drafting of Mexico's current constitution and a "democratic" government ruled by one political party, the PRI. (this party, which ruled Mexico for the next 80 years, was formed by the pact and cease of fire agreements of all struggling forces during this Mexican Revolution war)
After 80 years of being ruled by the same party through the hand of multiple leaders, government and power in Mexico was given to a different political party which won general elections in 2000. Mexico became a real democracy... bringing a lot of instability to the country and also lack of rule of law.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_independence http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93Ameri... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reform_War http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_revolution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_general_elect...
- 9 years ago
Mexico's Independence from Spain (1810-1821)
U.S. Invasion - The Mexican-American War (1846 - 1848)
Loss of Texas and portion of California (1848)
The Mexican Revolution (1910)
The Revolution (1920 - 1940)
North American Free Trade Agreement is signed between USA, Canada and Mexico (1992), takes effect in 1994
- Anonymous9 years ago
War for independence from Spain (1810 - 1821) I think it speaks for itself
They won a war with the French, thats pretty impressive right???
Mexican-American War (I forget when) Mexico loses a lot of land :(
Mexican Revolution (Not sure how this ended.,..)
There is a drug war going on as we speak in Mexico.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Mexico's Independence from Spain was to abolish slavery of the indigenous peoples and the inquistion.
The Mexican Revolution of 1910 (Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata, Francisco Madero) was for Democracy and against the dictatorship of Porifio Diaz and Victoriano Huerta.
Diaz was allowing so many foreigners access to the natural resources of Mexico and when there was conflict of foreign mining companies trying to kick mexicans and indigenous mexicans off their property, you can see who frustrated mexicans became and the revolution started to overthrow Diaz.