Revolutionary Leaders: The Mexican Revolution

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The clip Revolutionary Leaders is about the Mexican revolution, what caused the war and the two main leaders of this war. The revolutionary leaders were Emiliano Zapata, who was in charge of the south and Francisco (‘Pancho’) Villa, who was in charge of the north. Both men wanted land reform and a weaker central government, but had different views for the land reforms.
The people of Mexico were not happy with their government. A Zapatista veteran explained that, “the oppression was tremendous. That’s why those of us who joined the revolution in defense of the nation didn’t do it out of bravery or pride, but out of necessity. Another Zapatista veteran revealed what life was like for the indigenous people during the time of the revolution.
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