Mexican Road to Democracy
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Hernan Cortes conquered the Aztec empire then won the territory which became the colony of New Spain.
A criollo priest, Miguel Hidalgo, called for a rebellion against Spanish Rule.
The independent nation of Mexico was established after their war for independence.
Peasants and middle-class Mexicans rebelled against military dictators and landlords in the Mexican Revolution.
After the revolution, Mexico with their new government promised "land, bread, and justice for all."
Filipe Calderon is elected president in a very close election.
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