It was an armed movement that began in 1910 to end the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz and officially ended with the enactment of the new 1917 Mexican Constitution, which laid the foundations for restoring peace and refounding the nation, on the basis of legality and institutional life.

Under the command of Francisco I. Madero, arms were raised to the shout of “Effective suffrage, no reelection” in various parts of the country. In addition to these civil and political rights, the nation demanded essential democratic and social principles such as equality, justice, equity and freedom.

On November 20, 1910, certain groups took up arms against the regime of Porfirio Díaz. The next few weeks saw increasingly numerous, powerful uprisings in isolation. Madero saw that his call was effective and that people were gradually beginning to walk the path of democracy and justice.