For many, the Mexican Revolution that began in 1910 was the most important event in Mexican history. Although the immediate causes of that revolution were the conditions brought about by the 1876 to 1910 dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz causes far older that those need to be considered. So, I’ll spend the next five minutes on a quick review of early Mexican history.
Levinson, Irving W., "Mexican Revolution at age 100" (2014). History Faculty Publications and Presentations. 41.