10 th American History. Unit II- Becoming a World Power Chapter 7 Section 4 Wilson and the Mexican Revolution. Wilson and the Mexican Revolution. The Main Idea American intervention in Mexico’s revolution caused strained relations between the two neighbors. The Main Idea
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Unit II- Becoming a World Power
Chapter 7 Section 4
Wilson and the Mexican Revolution
European nations recognized Huerta’s government, but the United States did not.
In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson authorized arms sales to Huerta’s enemies.
In April 9, 1914, nine U.S. soldiers were arrested, and quickly released, by soldiers of Huerta. Mexican officials also apologized.
However, the U.S. demanded a more formal apology and a salute to the American flag. Huerta refused. Congress approved a request by President Wilson to use force against Mexico on April 22.