V. Carranza

“V. Carranza.” Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. LC-DIG-ggbain-19866

It seemed inevitable that once Huerta had stepped down as President of Mexico, the forces united against him would break apart and begin to fight each other. Carranza as First Chief called for a Constitutional Convention in Aguascalientes in 1914, but disavowed its results while Villa and Zapata fought for it. For Villa and Zapata, the central issue was always land and whether those who worked it would get to own it, either individually or as part of a group.