Interventions and Firestorms


in Empire and Revolution

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780520223240
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520939295 | DOI:
Interventions and Firestorms

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This chapter focuses on the American government's intervention in the revolution in Mexico. The U.S. government decided to intervene after American interests in Mexico suffered major losses to the rural revolutionaries led by Venustiano Carranza between late 1912 and April 1914. This chapter discusses the decision of American political leaders to take control of the Panama Canal project in 1904 and invade Mexico in 1914 and 1916.

Keywords: revolution; Mexico; American intervention; rural revolutionaries; Venustiano Carranza; Panama Canal; invasion

Chapter.  16490 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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