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Date of Award

1948

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Department

History

Abstract

The Six Year Plan under President Cardenas had a positive structure built on the agrarian movement, the cooperative movement and the educational movement. In order to give the Mexicans an increasing share of the country's wealth, President Cardenas believed that the "process of building cooperatives was to shift the balance of economic power gradually from the capitalist class to the workers". He also believed that "Mexico never would become prosperous by serving as a siren for foreign capital because capitalism fattens on low wages." Then, too, "the workers would only prosper when industry was controlled by the governement and the people."53

It was, therefore, a foregone conclusion that President Cardonas would attempt to regain these rich oil reserve for the Mexicans. He did not plan to issure any new laws regulating Article 27, but rather, to follow the legal status already existing.55 His first move was to cancel all foreign leases held on defective titles. This was actually begun early in 1934 before Cardenas took office

Pages

140

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