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Mexico adopts a new liberal constitution

02/05/1857
Mexico adopts a new liberal constitution, the culmination of "La Reforma," a 3-year effort to end Church influence in government, open up land to private ownership, and abolish special privileges for military and ecclesiastical officials. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
David F. Marley, Wars of the Americas: A Chronology of Armed Conflict in the New World, 1492 to the Present (Santa Barbara, California:  ABC-CLIO, 1998), 528.

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