How Did Pancho Villa Influence The Mexican Revolution

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Jose Doroteo Arango Arambula, better known as Francisco “Pancho” Villa is a well-known Mexican leader and general in the Mexican Army. Pancho Villa was one of the most influential military leaders and political figures of the Mexican Revolution. His overall leadership eventually helped win the Mexican Revolution. This paper will detail the life and times of Pancho Villa and how he influenced the Mexican Revolution.
According to Bio.com (2015), Francisco “Pancho” Villa was born Jose Doroteo Arango Arambula on June 5, 1878 in San Juan del Rio, Durango, Mexico. Most of his childhood was spent on his parent’s farm until his father died when he was 15 years old. After his father’s death, Pancho Villa became the head of household taking on the responsibility
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Thayer truly regretted ever making the movies because the final film showed an edited version of the widows killing, making Villa look like a saint and not a villain. After the films were released Villa was looked at by American politicians as a passionate and influential leader because he considered a main player in the political and military outcomes of the revolution. Pancho Villa was well known by American politicians as the leader of the northern states and by being the Governor of Chihuahua. When Pancho Villa executed sixteen U.S. citizens and ordered his forces to raid the U.S. town of Columbus, New Mexico, killing seventeen Americans and burning the town to the ground, Mexican leader Emiliano Zapata was quoted as saying “Villa has given himself into Carranza’s hands and has provided the Federal Government with a legitimate excuse to destroy him”, this is exactly what Carranza wanted and President Woodrow Wilson order U.S. Army troops into Mexico to capture or kill Pancho Villa (Syme, p.73-74). Still unclear whether Villa actually participated in the raid, this action changed the course of politics between Mexico and America during this very difficult time. It was said that Pancho Villa killed the U.S. citizens and ordered the raid because he protested President Wilson for supporting General Carranza as the new President of
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