Summary Of Emiliano Zapata

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The story of Emiliano Zapata is a well known story to all the people in Mexico. Since children you learn about Emiliano Zapata’s story. He is considered to be a Mexican warrior and true hero the eyes of many Mexican people. Emiliano Zapata impacted the future of Mexico by conquering back the lands that were taken away, having revolution, and gaining freedom for his people. During the Mexican Revolution Emiliano Zapata impacted the future of Mexico. Zapata lived in a country with a long turbulent history. The people who lived in the country were poor farmers and Emiliano Zapata grew among them as his family was also poor however, they were all hard working farmers. Life for Emiliano Zapata was hard as many kids died with cruel frequency. There …show more content…
Being drafted into the army was a common punishment for mexican men deemed by authorities to be “troublemakers.” Zapata in the army only lasted for a few months as he was rescued by a wealthy hacienda owner named Ignacio de la Torre y Mier. Ignacio contracted Emiliano Zapata to work for him in his hacienda near Mexico City, which excused Zapata from the army with the hacienda owner’s political influence. In 1910 Zapata returned to his village of Anenecuilco. His elder uncle had stepped down from being village chief and the townspeople asked Emiliano Zapata to take his uncle’s place. As Zapata accepted being a village leader his nation slipped closer to revolution. Francisco Madero boldly challenged Diaz’s leadership. Madero was one of the most richest men, and in 1908 he announced he was running for president. Diaz then threw Madero in jail in the northern town of San Louis Potosi. From his jail cell Madero wrote the plan of San Louis Potosi, a document which urged mexicans to cause revolution and overthrow their president. Zapata had long been thinking of this and so he gathered some of his men and headed into war with a hacienda owner. Zapata knew that if his people didn’t fight and take back land then their families would starve. Zapata and much of the south prepared for war. A string of victories sent Emiliano Zapata’s reputation soaring among revolutionaries in the south. Two men Madero …show more content…
With Huerta gone, the federal armies collapsed, leaving Mexico City open to revolutionaries. Carranza wanted to be president however, convention delegates favored Zapata and Villa. Zapata and Villa met near the capital and discussed about ruling. Zapata wanted nothing to do with it. The only thing they agreed on was that Carranza had betrayed the revolution. Zapata and Villa conversed in a friendly manner however, they were wary of each other. On a sunday there was a big parade held for Zapata and Villa. Many people held the happy belief that revolution was now over and the warriors could finally go home. Zapata and most of his followers left Mexico City and returned to the south. Under Zapata’s orders there were buildings being rebuilt. Zapata even organized a school system in his territory. The people were happy with Zapata they considered him a true hero for having brought back the lands taken away and having a school system added to his territory. Emiliano Zapata is considered to be a Mexican warrior and true hero the eyes of many Mexican people. Emiliano Zapata was a Mexican revolutionary and advocate of agrarianism who fought in guerilla actions during the Mexican Revolution. He impacted the future of Mexico by conquering back the lands that were taken away, having revolution, and gaining freedom for his people. During the Mexican Revolution Emiliano Zapata impacted the future of

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