The Constitution of 1917, adopted on
February 5, strengthened Mexico's political system to ensure the safety of individuals
and their property.
Its main contributions:
- Affirmation of the separation of powers (executive,
judicial and legislative). For the first time, the legislative branch is
divided into the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.
- Ratification of direct and anonymous elections. No
- Creation of a free municipality. Agrarian reform
regarding land ownership.
- Recognition of freedom of religion, expression and
association. Free secular education. An 8-hour workday.