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Cinco de Mayo Lesson - Page 2

Mexican Hero Ignacio Zaragoza
Mexican Hero Ignacio Zaragoza

Who led the Mexican forces to victory over the French during the Battle of Puebla?

General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin led the Mexican forces.

He had fewer soldiers, and they were not as well equipped as the French, but they beat back repeated French assaults.

Zaragoza died of typhoid fever a few months after the Battle of Puebla when he was just 33 years old.

A famous quote of his is "Las armas nacionales se han cubierto da gloria". In English it says "The national arms have been covered with glory."



President Benito Juarez
President Benito Juarez

Who was the President of Mexico at the time of the French invasion?

Benito Pablo Juarez Garcia was president.

He is considered Mexico's greatest leader.

He served five terms as the President of Mexico, from 1858-1872.



Emperor of Mexico Maximilian
Emperor of Mexico Maximilian

Who is this man?

He is Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico.

Napoleon III of France proclaimed him Emperor of Mexico on April 10, 1864.

In 1867, he was executed by Republican forces led by Benito Juarez.



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