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Emiliano Zapata

Emiliano Zapata was the leader of the Revolution who became a hero. He formulated a program that contained a few ideas that allowed for breaking the hindering ties. The Plan of Ayala contained Articles such as those that called for the distribution of the land, demanded change in policy that dealt with agrarian properties, leading to the building of modern Mexico. He envisaged the end of feudalism, where legislation should be construed according to the existing Mexican realities.

His Plan of Ayala envisaged that the land restitution had to be legally binding. The recipients of lands are to receive also titles to these lands. All peasants and villages that had no titles were to benefit from extending the traditional system.

His movement was to repair Mexican history along with its meaning as a nation. It differed considerably from the liberal program. According to Zapata, Mexico was...

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