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Womens Involvement In The Mexican Revolution Both American women and Mexican women were directly involved with the Mexican Revolution American Women were the radicals and the revolutionaries American women were concerned with the welfare of the migrants and the impact that they had on the bordering communities and states Mexican women were the labor activist radical journalist and militant intellectuals Mexican women were fighting for political leadership and liberal ideals Throughout the Mexican Revolution women on both sides had an impact on the politics and the welfare of the Mexican people What were the actions taken by these women and how did each of their approaches differ American Womens groups in California and Texas took great action toward the problems caused and faced by the Mexican migrants Between 1911-1920 over 147000 legal Mexican immigrants lived in Texas and over 16000 lived in California These womens groups obviously had a right to be concerned with the conditions that the immigrants brought with them In Pasadena California a womans group called on the mayor to improve the living conditions of the towns Mexican residents Pasadena was one of the most prosperous communities in the country and the womens group felt that the mayor must improve the Mexican Slum The living conditions consisted of no sanitary facilities in the homes and the people were jammed into small rooms with ten to twelve other people The efforts of the womens group paid off The Pasadena Mayor replied to their requests by hooking up sewer lines and paved roads In San Antonio Texas The Womens Board of Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church Sout h created an institute for the Mexican immigrants The institute was known as The Wesley Community Home which provided the necessities of life for over 6000 Mexicans in one neighborhood This institution also provided schooling for the Mexican children Other womens groups rallied to deal with the many problems that the immigrants brought
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