Dictator Pofirio Diaz brought order to Mexico by jailing his opponents. He also gained money from foreign investors opposition to Diaz grew while Mexicans lived in poverty.
Diaz ran for re-election he jailed his opponent a few months before. Once released, Madero declared himself president of Mexico and called for a revolution. As the Mexican Revolution unfolded, the Zapatistas began to seize lang by force. Francisco Villa and Pascual Orozco led a revolt against Diaz as well. Diaz resigned and went into exile in France.
Francisco Madero was elected President of Mexico and tried to develop a democratic government but faced challenges. Huerta (commander of government troops) overthrew Madero, imprisioned, ad executed him. He named himself the new president but 4 armies rose up to fight him.
The USS Dolhin went ashore for supplies in Tampico but were arrested by soldiers loyal to Huerta. They were released but the US wanted Mexicans to give the American Fla a 21-gun salute but Huerta refused. The president then asked Congress to authorize the use of armed forces against Mexico.
WIlson ordered the US Navy to seize the city once he heard a German ship was heading for the Veracruz. A violent battle erupted when US Marines landed in Mexico. Huerta struggled to stay in power and resigned.
When Huerta was gone Carranza stepped in and Wilson supported him more. Villa then led troops across the US to strike. Carranza called a constitutional convention and a new constitution went into effect. Fighting still continued which caused many to immigrate to the US for a better life.