Compare And Contrast Mexican And Bolivian Revolutions

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When the population of a country uprises and revolts against the current rule and creates a prime change in political power is when there is a revolution. Although their main goal is to eliminate the current constitution, or a modify it, revolutions cause major economical, cultural, and social changes in the society. In class, the Mexican and Bolivian revolutions were studied right after each other because one and compare and contrast some factors that both revolutions faced, and their outcomes. The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 and ended around 1917, with the formation of a new constitution. It began when the Mexican dictator, Porfirio Diaz, who had been ruling the country for about thirty-two years, decided to seek yet another term in office. A decade of violence began when various intellectuals started to disagree with Diaz’ regime and began to rise up. Revolts began with various political groups, led by Madero, Zapata, Pancho Villa, Carranza, Obregon, and Cardenas. This revolution was not only cause by Diaz’ dictatorship, but also by the differences between the social classes and the unfair labor laws on workers.…show more content…
The Constitution of 1917 was written by “radical representatives who were determined to push social reform much further than their leader wished.” The document was most notable for creating a new concept of property. As article 27 states, there is no right to private property, only for social and function use. “The state was now the owner of all of Mexico’s land, water and minerals.” In addition, important labor laws were also set up. Article 123 describes labor laws, including eight hour work days, minimum wage, hygienic rules, the right to form unions, and a social security system. The Mexican Revolution was successful in getting rid of its dictatorship and setting up a modified constitution which is still in use

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