Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation Essay

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Mexican Research paper Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation is written by John Phillip Santos. Santos tries to connect his two different cultures into his ethnic background which is sparked by his curiosity. Growing up in such crossroads between Mexican and American culture influenced him to illustrate his diverse ethnic background. He uses text and culture to contribute to his many successes. Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation takes place just after the revolutionary period in Mexico. The Mexican Revolution lasted from November 10, 1910 to about 1920. During this time, there was a lot of confusion about what was right for Mexico and who would be the most beneficial leader. Mexico had many dilemmas such as the lower classes having poor working conditions, inflation, inferior housing, low wages and deficient social services. At the time, President Porfino Diaz dictated Mexico. Diaz helped economically and politically in building up the country. He led his people into the desire of being in politics, but Diaz held so much control over the government, that the lower and middle classes could not get involved. Around this time was when Francisco Madero started becoming popular. He believed in democracy and free-elections for all of Mexico. His popularity caused Diaz to feel threatened, and, to deal with the issue, falsely accused Madero and put him in jail right before elections. Diaz was then reelected as president and released Madero from jail where he fled to Texas. There, he stated that Mexico’s elections were illegitimate and wrote a document declaring revolution on November 10, 1910. Mader became president and Diaz fled to Europe. Madero’s presidency was overthrown shortly thereafter by Huerta and Felix Diaz (Porfino’s nephew). Madero was assassinated by them, being accused of “trying to escape.” The Mexican Revolution made citizens
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