History Quiz / Mexico's Heads of State

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Can you name the presidents and heads of state of Mexico since the Consummation of Independence?

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Hint / FactsIndividualIn Office
First Emperor of Mexico. Signed mexican independece from Spain1822 - 1823
First President of Mexico 1824 - 1829
There's a state named after him.April-December 1829
His nephew was the author of the Mexican National AnthemDecember 1829
Fought on the royalist side during the War of Independece(1830 - 1832 ) (1837 - 1839 ) (1839 - 1941)
First president to collect taxes on doors and windowsAugust - December 1832
Expelled Spanish citizens from the country1832 - 1833
Assumed the Presidency temporarily four timesFour times between 1833 and 1834
Acknowledged the independence of TexasEleven times between 1833 - 1855
Died of fever in the National Palace.1835 - 1836
Imposed a literacy test for voting.1836-1837
Fought in the Battle of Chapultepec against the USA(1842-1843) (July - August 1846)
President for 18 daysSeptember-October 1841
Fought a rebellion, lost and sailed to Spain.(1843-1844) (September-December 1844)
During his 2nd term Texas was annexed by the USA(1844) (1844 - 1845) (1848 - 1851)
President at the start of the Mexican-American War.1845 - 1846
Re-established the federalist Constitution of 1824(1846) (1859)
Fought aside the Saint Patrick's Battalion.April - May 1847
Signed the cession of New Mexico and California to the USA.September-November 1847
Actually elected, not interim or sustitute.1851 - 1853
Full name: Juan Bautista Loreto Mucio Francisco José de Asís de la Santísima Trinidad Ceballos Gómez SañudoJanuary - February 1853
Required convicted criminals to receive instruction in Christian doctrineFebruary - April 1853
Hint / FactsIndividualIn Office
Guaranteed freedom of the pressAugust - September 1855
President for 22 days. September - October 1855
Abolished military and ecclesiastical privilegesOctober - December 1855
The second mexican constitution was drafted during his administration1855 - 1858
First indigenous president. 1858 - 1872 (Not always recognized by conservatives)
1st Unconstitutional provisional President(1858) (1859)
2nd Unconstitutional provisional President1858 - 1859
Two times president during the Reform War(1859) (1860)
President for two daysAugust 1860
2nd Emperor of Mexico. Austrian Archduke.1864 - 1867
Took Presidency after Juarez death.1872 - 1876
President recognized by 9 states only.November - December 1876
In power for almost 30 years. (1876) (1877-1880) (1884-1911)
Abolished death penalty1876 - 1877
Declared primary education free and obligatory1880-1884
Called elections after Díaz ResignationMay - November 1911
First revolutionary president. Assassinated1911 - 1913
World's briefest-serving president ever (45 minutes)1913
Known as ''The Jackal'1913 - 1914
Interim president after The Jackals resignationJuly - August 1914
1st president named president by the Convention of Aguascalientes1914 - 1915
2nd president named by the Convention of AguascalientesJanuary - June 1915
Hint / FactsIndividualIn Office
3rd president named by the Convention of AguascalientesJune - October 1915
Enacted the third constitution(1914 - 1917) (1917 - 1920)
Pancho Villa surrendered during his PresidencyJune - November 1920
Lost an arm during the revolution1920 - 1924
Enacted anticlerical legislation1924 - 1928
Granted Sandino political asylum,1928 - 1930
Resigned alleging excessive interference by former president Calles.1930 - 1932
Interim president after his predecessor resignation.1932 - 1934
Lead the oil expropriation1934 - 1940
Declared war to the Axis powers during WWII1940 - 1946
Boosted Acapulco as a tourist destination1946 - 1952
Granted the vote to mexican women.1952 - 1958
Redistributed 16 million hectares of land.1958 - 1964
President during the Tlatelolco Massacre1964 - 1970
Accused of the killing of hundreds of guerrilla members.1970 - 1976
Ordered the nationalization of the country's banking system1976 - 1982
Introduced neoliberal economic reforms.1982 - 1988
Signed the NAFTA with the USA and Canada.1988 - 1994
Privatized the state railway company1994 - 2000
First president elected from an opposition party since the PRI era.2000 - 2006
Started the 'War on drugs'.2006 - 2012
Current president,2012 - Present day

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