“Huerta.” Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. LC-DIG-ggbain-13949

When Victoriano Huerta became President of Mexico in 1913, he expected that every world power would recognize his regime. He could not have foreseen that the leaders of the Madero revolution would revolt than accept his rule because of his involvement in the assassinations of the President and his Vice President. Perhaps he could have survived that opposition had either Taft or Roosevelt been elected U.S. President in November 1912,, but Woodrow Wilson was firmly against unelected leaders and Huerta found himself caught in an unanticipated regime change on his northern border that killed any hope for a return to the Porfirian past.