Chapter 7: revolution from countryside to city: mexico. Mexican revolution rooted in issues of land rights. One of the big issues was the forced removal of peasants from lands they had worked and struggled to retain since colonial times. Most cultural, economic, and political issues at stake in latin. America were somehow addressed in course of mexican revolution. Peasants of morelo first joined revolution in 1910 over issue far removed from immediate concerns: irregularity in the process of presidential succession. Solving this problem didn"t do much to address peasant"s needs, however. Mexican revolution is the first modern social revolution of the twentieth century. Resulted in writing on new constitution in 1917. Start of twentieth century, mexico was agrarian country. Landownership and struggles over land reform central to mexico"s political formation. Diaz"s political, economic, and cultural dominance created an era named as, the porfiriato. Most of diaz"s changes benefited his close supporters and foreign investors.