Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution Poster, 1942 (reproduction).
Courtesy of The University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research
The Mexican Revolution was a multifaceted drama that involved various factions. Several issues instigated rebellion, but Francisco Madero's November 20, 1910 revolt against the Dictator Porfirio Díaz, has been designated as the official beginning of the Mexican Revolution. Narratives of the war evolved beyond the violent phase of the insurgency, and, over time, competing or counter narratives and understandings of the insurrection have continued to emerge.
The legacy of the Mexican Revolution is (re)defined and (re)constructed by what is remembered through various ongoing processes of memorialization, institutionalization, education, and celebration.