Mexican presidents and the Madero revolution.
- It is interesting to note that none of the Mexican generals who became
president following the fall of Victoriana Huerta took an active part
in the Madero revolution 1910-1911. Venustiano Carranza was, at best,
a lukewarm supporter and watched the fighting from the sidelines until
after the capture of Ciudad Juarez and he was appointed to Madero's
cabinet. Alvaro Obregon and Plutarco Elias Calles were Sonorans and
did not play a visible role in the overthrow of Diaz. What little
fighting that was done in Sonora was under the Maderan governor
Maytoreno. The generals that followed Calles (Emilio Portes Gil,
Pascual Ortiz Rubio, and Abelardo Rodriguez) were minor players and
had no involvement in the revolution prior to the Constitutionalist
era. Emiliano Zapata was also a reluctant participant in the early
part of the Madero revolution and was not the first leader in Morelos
to take up arms agains the porfiriato.