Mexican Revolution Propaganda

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The Mexican Revolution began on November 20, 1910 and then continued on for ten more years. It was a bloody struggle and continued to be an extremely violent revolution. The current form of government in 1910 was capitalism. Mexicans could not own their own land without a documented legal title. There were a number of groups involved who were led by Francisco Madero, Pascual Orozco, Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata, and more. This revolution began when liberals challenged the government under dictator Porfirio Diaz. Diaz was very intimidating and convinced people in Mexico to support his ways; however, small farmers were left with no other choice except to rebel. Diaz was running for reelection against Francisco Madero. Diaz then rigged the election,…show more content…
Symbolism was spread through many different articles and headlines. These articles told traumatizing stories of events during the revolution that left many Mexicans scared of what may come next. Scare tactics were used in newspapers as a form of propaganda. Posters were also a large part of propaganda during the Mexican Revolution. These posters and other forms of art were popular ways to get the attention of the Mexican people. Art was also a part of propaganda during and after the Mexican Revolution. One popular artist was Diego Rivera who painted many murals of the Mexican Revolution. There was also a famous picture of Pancho Villa and Zapata at the presidential palace in…show more content…
Prior to the revolution, Mexicans were unhappy under the government of Porfirio Diaz. After the revolution, many decades of one-party rule continued in Mexico. There were some similar components between the Russian Revolution and the Mexican Revolution. Both of these revolutions were influenced by a system of ideas that would benefit the lower classes. They both started after disloyalty to an all-powerful political leader. Both revolutions had an immediate change in government. In the end, feudal-style society ended and the power of nobles decreased. There were other similarities, but these were a few that stood out between these two famous
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