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Liberal (and some Conservative) Caudillos decided Mexican legislative issues from 1850s ... Ascent of Liberal *caciques (legislative issues before the 1860s had not needed such neighborhood ...
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A Liberal Nation ? Present day Mexico Lecture Week 7

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Structure of Lecture i) Liberal patriotism and The New Army ii) The Liberal State and the Church iii) Enacting the Nation

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Liberal patriotism and the National Guard Three many years of common and enthusiastic fighting reshaped Mexico\'s i) military association , ii) citizenship and iii) political topography (1846-48 American War, 1854-56 Revolution of Ayutla, 1858-61 Three Years War, 1862-67 French Intervention, 1872 Revolution of la Noria, 1876 Revolution of Tuxtepec) i) Military association : another Liberal Army was revamped around the National Guards of the states. Annulled in 1861 by General Jesús González Ortega, the old armed force was at long last broken down after 1867. Standard of National Guard : outfitted residents (policing part went to the Rurales , set up in 1861).

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Liberal patriotism and the National Guard ii) Political geology : power and activity declined to the states as well as to areas and regions where NG was raised and financed. States : Rise of Liberal Caudillos: e.g. Santiago Vidaurri in Nuevo León, Porfirio Diaz in Oaxaca, Trinidad Garcia de la Cadena in Zacatecas, Luis Terrazas in Chihuahua, and so forth. Liberal (and some Conservative) Caudillos decided Mexican governmental issues from 1850s to 1880s

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Liberal patriotism and the National Guard Districts and Municipalities : Rise of Liberal * caciques (legislative issues before the 1860s had not needed such neighborhood pioneers, but rather they were ineffectively incorporated inside the national framework) Remote mining town of Tetela de Ocampo in the Puebla Sierra was home to two Liberal State governors (both began as teachers and national Guard officers) and Nahua cacique Juan Francisco Lucas (cacique=leader who stayed on his patch). Remote mining town of Ixtlan in the Sierra Zapoteca of Oaxaca furnished Porfirio Diaz with: his apprenticeship at as a 25 yr old Jefe Politico in 1857; with warriors amid the 1850s and 60s; and reliability all through his administration (McNamara, "The street to Ixtl án goes in two bearings") . *cacique, caciquismo, cacicazgo,

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Liberal patriotism and the National Guard Veteran of Battle of 5 May 1862, c.1922, Xochiapulco , Sierra de Puebla Armed citizenship administration in the National Guard and shedding of blood the Nation furnished natives with arranging a counter in offers for assessment exception, the privilege to carry weapons, access to arrive through the desamortización , opportunity from mandatory administrations, political self-sufficiency, musical instruments, streets, schools..... (see Mallon, Peasant and Nation , Thomson, Patriotism and McNamara, Sons of the Sierra )

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Liberal State governors from Tetela de Ocampo , Puebla Sierra Juan Nepomuceno Méndez (1880-84) Juan Crisóstomo Bonilla (1876-1880)

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Juárez and the Liberal State " Pol-sci" meaning of a cutting edge express: the state getting a charge out of an imposing business model of savagery (coercive force) through police and armed force. Mexico\'s National Guard was an early phase of cutting edge state buildin. However National Guards were natives, responsible to chose powers, not troopers. Uncertainty here: provincial "right to revolt", US right to remain battle ready, 20 th C Mexican zapatista (1910 & 1994) The self-assured, regions, locale and states that crushed the Conservatives would, after the thrashing the European Intervention, face Liberal national governments which would bit by bit, somewhere around 1867 and the late 1880s, reduce their self-rule. For the occasion, until the 1870s, Liberals viewed the Church as the main hindrance to a cutting edge mainstream state and citizenry. The meaning of this state would be its legitimateness and secularism as characterized by the Reform Laws and the 1857 Constitution, incarnated in a dim suited legal counselor.

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Benito Juárez (1805-1872) Benito Juárez , Zapotec legal advisor from Oaxaca, served as Liberal President for a long time from 1858-1872 " More than any of alternate pioneers of the 19 th C, Juárez shaped Mexican national character. After the embarrassing thrashing by the North Americans, Juárez reestablished the country\'s poise and self-regard ." Mark Wasserman, Everyday Life and Politics in nineteenth C Mexico p.93

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Benito Juárez (1805-1872) "Juárez is a man somewhat under moderate size, with an extremely dim complexioned Indian face, which is not distorted, but rather unexpectedly, made all the more intriguing by an extensive scar crosswise over it. He has extremely dim puncturing eyes, and gives one the impression of being a man who reflects much, and ponders long and painstakingly before acting. He wore early English collars and a dark neck-tie, and was wearing dark broadcloth" (Princess Salm-Salm, 1864)

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Benito Juárez (1805-1872 " Juárez was somewhat more than five feet tall, solid and stocky. His dark suit, stick and white shirt were trademarks. His significant other made his shirts. He was slick, in spite of his boisterous life on the run. He conveyed a gun now and again when justified." Mark Wasserman, Everyday Life and Politics in nineteenth C Mexico p.93

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Liberals and the Catholic Church Almost all Liberals – Moderates or Puros – viewed themselves as Catholics, a significant number of them passionate and honing (in 1857 Juan Alvarez, old 1810 guerilla pioneer and pioneer of the Ayutla unrest, prostrated himself on the Cathedral floor with a book of scriptures in one hand and the new Constitution in the other). Be that as it may, surprisingly, a Mexican Constitution neglected to perceive Catholicism as the religion of state. On the off chance that amid the 1820s and 1830s all gatherings saw the Church as the wellspring of nationhood, by the 1850s the Church was seen by Liberals as against devoted and hostile to national (after the Tacubaya rebellion of 1857 Liberal authority Santos Degollado blamed the pastorate for being "unconcerned with the loss of Mexican nationality in light of the fact that their nationality is Roman").

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Liberals and the Catholic Church The main change measures, the Ley Juarez on Civil Registry and the 1857 Constitution were moderate. Administratively supported rebellions in 1856 and 1857, trailed by the Three Years\' War , including across the board abominations on both side (counting the execution of noticeable Liberal, for example, Melchor Ocampo, Santos Degollado and Leandro Valle by Conservative General Leonardo Marquez) made Liberals more radical. In Aug 1859 the Papacy severed relations with the Juarez government provoking further against administrative pronouncements. 1856 law had requested offer of Church property. Laws of 7 & 12 July 1859 nationalized all Church property, consistent requests were smothered and administrative garments banned. In December 1860 Liberals proclaimed opportunity of religion and welcomed North American Protestant groups to enter the nation.

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Liberal Catholicism 19 th C Liberals not against religious, simply hostile to administrative (coordinated at the higher pastorate and its cover with the social tip top) Pamela Voekel* sees two hopeless ideas of how men associated with God in the mid 19 th C : Ultramontane (RC Church adjusted to Rome Catholic and restricted to 18 th C Regalism & Gallicanism) : confidence in the "key intervention of the Church and Saints with the perfect" . This denoted an inversion of grim Neo-Classical Catholicism of the eighteenth and mid 19 th C with tried to decrease celebrations and empower a more inner engagement with the Divine. Voekel: "...it was the institutional Church, veering towards ecclesiastical reliability, vigorously advancing journeys, the holy people and the will of Mary, which had on a very basic level changed in Mexico in the mid 19thC" "Liberal Religion: The Schism of 1861" in Martin Austin Nesvig, ed., Religious Culture in Mexico (Lanham, 2008) 780-105

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Liberal Catholicism Liberal Catholicism : "moral impulses by which every man sees inside himself". Journeys, holy people and celebrations were for the unreasoning masses, bit by bit to be lifted from devotion through training. With respect to ladies, Voekel: "buried in the Church\'s sexy clique, ladies, Liberals demanded, were unequipped for this grandiose supposition". Change Liberals depicted themselves as a "national manly drive" against a superstitious and feminized foe (Voekel) Ultramontane Church progressively saw the "thoughts of the Century" (Liberalism, Democracy, Republicanism, free affiliation and opportunity of inner voice) as unsafe, prompting skepticism, Socialism and Communism.

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Schismatic Church 1861 Following Tacubaya Revolt, Liberals endeavor to prepare the lower pastorate around the Reform program: Melchor Ocampo, Liberal pioneer from Michoacan (v. Catholic state) delegates minister, Rafael Diaz Martinez, to rally pastorate behind the Constitution. In 1859 Santos Degollado conveys Liberal Catholicism to the new Liberal armed force. Looked to emulate the suffering of Hidalgo and Morelos. Liberals were the genuine safeguards of "the religion of the crucified...blood fallen on the eyes of the general population will open them until the end of time". After Liberal triumph in Jan 1861, Diaz Martinez and 9 different ministers are conceded three Churches in Mexico City Catholics battle back: ladies challenge as once huge mob, Liberal daily paper workplaces are burnt in 1861

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Schismatic Church 1861 -1861.Charismatic provincial cleric, Juan Enriquez Oreste, sets up mass following in the Sierra de Tulancingo with searing sermons. Assembly of Liberal rancheros in Jacalá name him their minister against the power of the Archbishop. subsequent to serving as military clergyman, Enriquez Oreste framed a dissident development in Tamaulipas amid the 1860s and 70s (Zavala\'s expectation that the Northern States would lead in the social and mental change of Mexico ) -1861: Liberal ideologue, Nicolas Pizarro, distributes a novel El Monedero recounting the arrangement of an idealistic group – "La Nueva Filadelfia" – arranged in the Sierra clo

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