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DISTANT NEIGHBORS:  The U.S. and the Mexican Revolution

“Saludo y felicitación al Señor D. Francisco I. Madero al tomar posesión de la presidencia de la República Mexicana” lithograph by José Guadalupe Posada

President Porifirio Díaz and his Vice President Ramon Corral resigned from the Presidency on May 25, 1911 and shortly thereafter left the country for Paris.  As recorded by eyewitnesses, Mexico was overjoyed.  But, by the time Madero had taken possession of the Presidential chair on November 6, 1911, much of his governing and fighting coalition had disintegrated.  He had snubbed General Pascual Orozco, Jr. by not appointing him to the cabinet, and worse, he had ditched Francisco Vázquez Gómez, his first Vice President, in favor of Jesús Pino Suarez.  Orozco and Emilio Vázquez Gómez (Francisco’s brother) would both rebel against him.  Still, the Mexican public was excited by a fresh start and cheered the new president.

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Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-04587 (digital file from original)
Call Number: PGA - Vanegas, no. 114 (A size) [P&P]
Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress


“Saludo y felicitación al Señor D. Francisco I. Madero al tomar posesión de la presidencia de la República Mexicana” litografía de José Guadalupe Posada

El presidente Porfirio Díaz y su vice-presidente Ramón Corral dimitieron de sus cargos el 25 de mayo de 1911 y poco después abandonaron el país rumbo a París. De acuerdo con los relatos de testigos presenciales, México estaba rebosante de alegría. Sin embargo, cuando Madero llegó a tomar posesión de la silla presidencial (6 de nov., 1911), gran parte de su coalición ya se había desintegrado. Él había menospreciado al general Pascual Orozco, Jr., al no nombrarle para ningún cargo ministerial, y peor todavía, se había deshecho de su primer vice-presidente en favor de Jesús Pino Suárez. Orozco y Emilio Vázquez Gómez (hermano de Francisco) se rebelarán contra él. A pesar de todo, sin embargo, el público mexicano estaba entusiasmado ante la perspectiva de una nueva época y aclamó al nuevo presidente.  

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