México Prehispánico

Pre-Hispanic Mexico By Photography by "La Gran Tenochtitlán" (1945). National Palace of Mexico. Mural. By Diego Rivera.   The origins of Mesoamerica Only six places are known in the world where civilization originated. In Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, and India, cities…

The Conquest

The Conquest By Photography by "Epopeya del pueblo mexicano" (1935). National Palace of Mexico. By Diego Rivera.   European geographical explorations The fall of Constantinople to the Turks cut off the trade routes between Asia and Europe. Not wanting to…

Viceregal Mexico

Viceregal Mexico By Photography "Epopeya del pueblo mexicano" (1935) National Palace of Mexico. Mural. By Diego Rivera   The expansion of New Spain After the fall of Mexico - Tenochtitlan, the captains of Cortes dedicated themselves to conquering more remote…

Independence

Independence By Photography "Hidalgo Incendiario" (1937) Goverment Palace of Guadalajara, Jalisco. Mural. By José Clemente Orozco.   Independence Background After three centuries of Spanish domain, a new nation had formed in New Spain, distinct from the European "Madre Patria" and…

The Consolidation of the Republic

The Consolidation of the Republic By Photography "Juarez símbolo de la República frente a la intervención francesa" (1972) Mural. Chapultepec Castle, Cdmx. By Antonio González Orozco.   The Mexico of Santa Anna After the overthrow of Iturbide and the drafting…

The Porfiriato

The Porfiriato By Photography "Del Porfirismo a la Revolución" (1974) Mural. Chapultepec Castle, Cdmx. By David Alfaro Siqueiros   The age of order and progress Once consolidated in power, Diaz began a policy of conciliation between the most favored sectors…

Revolution

Revolution By Photography by "Del Porfirismo a la Revolución" (1974) Chapultepec Caste, Cdmx. Mural. By David Alfaro Siqueiros.   The Maderista revolution The publication of "La sucesión presidencial en 1910" created a climate of expectation in the country, while Porfirio…

Mexico in the 20th Century

Mexico in the 20th Century By Photography "La historia del siglo XX" (1974) The University Center for Exact Scienses and Engineering (CUCEI), Guadalajara, Jalisco. Mural. By Jose Atanasio Monroy.   The revolution becomes an institution At the end of Abelardo…