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"Civil War" versus "Revolution"

United States

Began as English Colonies

Mexico

Began as a Spanish Colony

July 4, 1776

Declaration of Independence

Written by Thomas Jefferson

War with England/Great Britain = AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Sep. 16, 1810

Declaration of Independence

War with Spain =WAR OF LIBERATION

Grito de Dolores by Father Miguel Hidalgo

1789 U.S. CONSTITUTION

James Madison

George Washington

John Adams

1821 MEXICAN CONSTITUTION

Guadalupe Victoria

Jose Maria Morelos

Josefa Ortiz

  1. CIVIL WAR ends

Americans against Americans

Abraham Lincoln First Republican President

Grand Old Party GOP

Nov. 20, 1910 MEXICAN REVOLUTION begins

Mexicans against Mexicans

Porfirio Diaz

Francisco I. Madero

Emiliano Zapata

Pancho Villa

Alvaro Obregon

Venustiano Carranza

Plutarco Elias Calles

(Founder of PNR now PRI)