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Díaz runs for reelection but when Francisco I. Madero enters the race, he has Madero put in jail and wins the election. Madero escapes to San Antonio, TX, where he drafts the Plan of San Luis Potosí that calls for the overthrow of the Díaz regime.
In an interview with American Journalist James Creelman, Díaz announces that he will retire at the end of his term because México is ready to hold free elections
President Madero and Vice President Pino Suárez are shot to death. Huerta declares himself President of Mexico.
Venustiano Carranza, governor of Coahuila, is declared First Chief in the fight against Huerta ("The Usurper") and including both Villa and Zapata. Alvaro Obregón leads Carranza's army.
United States declares itself against Huerta due to to the assassinations of resident Madero and Vice President Pino Suárez. Also because of the transparency of the cover-up, people around the world began to question Huerta’s legitimacy.
Huerta resigns as President and flees to Europe on a German ship.
United States recognizes Venustiano Carranza as provisional President of Mexico.
Pancho Villa sacks Columbus, New Mexico in retaliation for the United States' recognition of his enemy Carranza. Eight U.S. soldiers and 10 U.S. civilians killed.
Mexico adopts the Constitution of 1917, claiming rights over the subsoil, instituting new regulations to benefit organized labor and decreeing sanctions against the Catholic Church.
The revolution is over. Obregón is sworn in as President.
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