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Using the dates listed below, create a timeline of the Mexican Revolution. For each year, write a brief summary of a major event that occurred in that year. 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1917, 1920, 1928, 1938

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    1910. Porfirio Diaz assumes his eighth term as president. Madero, head of the opposition, escapes from prison and starts organizing a revolt.
    1911. Several cities are occupied: Ciudad Juarez, Durango, Zacatecas. Pancho Villa joins, with his men, the Revolution. Emiliano Zapata takes the lead of the troops.
    1913. Thousands of civilians are killed by order of the government, in the so-called "Ten Tragic Days". Madero is murdered. Carranza rebels against Huerta. Successive victories of Villa (Torreon, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua City).
    1914. Zapata takes Cuautla. President Wilson sends troops to Mexico. The Battle of Zacatecas destroys Huerta's troops. Zapata and Villa meet and, Xochimilico, joining their revolutionary troops.
    1917. Carranza becomes president.
    1920. Carranza flees with the national treasure. Villa is killed in an ambush. Obregon takes the presidency. Huerta tries to take Obregon out of power but is defeated again and flees Mexico.
    1928. Obregon is assassinated.
    1938. Lázaro Cárdenas expropriated the Anglo-American oil companies, demonstrating characteristics linked to the Revolution.
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