Álvaro Obregón was born February 19, 1880, in Alamos, Mexico. After serving for a short time in Carranza's cabinet (1917), he was politically inactive for two years. In 1920, however, Obregón took a leading role in the uprising that quickly overthrew President Carranza. Obregón was elected as Mexico's new president and managed to impose peace and prosperity in the wake of a savage civil war.
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