José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori (15
September 1830 – 2 July 1915) was a
Mexican soldier and politician, who served
seven terms as President of Mexico, totaling
nearly three decades - one month in 1876,
then from 1877 to 1880, and finally from 1884
until he was overthrown in 1911.
Porfirio Díaz was born on 15
September 1830, in Oaxaca, Mexico,
to a Native Mexican mother and a
Criollo father. His father, José de la
Cruz was a modest innkeeper and
died when his son was just an infant.
Díaz began training for the priesthood at the age of fifteen when his mother,
María Petrona Mori Cortés, sent him to the Seminario Conciliar. In 1850,
inspired by Liberal Benito Juárez, Díaz entered the Instituto de Ciencias and
spent some time studying law. Having dabbled in many different
professions, Díaz discovered what would be his life's calling when he
decided to join the armed forces upon the outbreak of war with the United
States in 1846.In 1855, Diaz joined a band of liberal guerrillas who were
fighting a resurgent Antonio López de Santa Anna
The period of time that Porfirio governed
México for 35 years
Even though he was a dictator the first 15 years
of his power were the best that México has
had in a long time.
He made the peso of gold
The peso was more expensive than the dolar.
1 peso = 2 dolars
No one was hungry, he gave food to every
The best economy that we have had.
Went crazy with the power, and at the end he
stole a lot and took it all to France where he
went after he was kicked out of México
He caused the revolution on 1910.
Stopped the reelection and the he re-elected
Killed everyone that wasn’t on his side on the