FC: Second Mexican Empire | Maryfer corona #3 Renata escalante #7 Mexican History 6A Ms.Marucca M. February, 26,2011
1: In 1855, Maximilian was named Rear-Admiral of the Austrian navy. | In despite of his inexperience, he won over the career naval officers. | By 1857, he had modernized and improved the navy greatly.. He was named Viceroy of the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia, where he lived with his new wife, Charlotte of Belgium.
2: With the Tratado of Miramar of the 10 of april of 1864, Maximilian accepted the crown of mexico.In may of 1864 carlotta and maximiliano landed in veracruz. They chose the Castillo de Chapultepec to install their government.
3: When the forces of France retired they went back to Europe, Maximilian was on his own. | Charlotte returned to Europe to ask for help from France, Austria and Rome. | Charlotte never returned to Mexico, she went crazy because of what had happened to her husband. | She spent the rest of her life in reclusion before passing away in 1927.
4: Maximilian and his wife Carlotta decided to go to live to the Castillo of Chapultepec in1864. The chose that place to have a better view of the city. | Chapultepec means grillo in other language. The lived there for years and transform it to a more livable place.
5: Maximilian was defeated by Juarez and the liberals,because the French troops came back to France, because he stayed in Mexico and didn't escape. | Another reason is that Maximilian was captured by Mariano Escobedo, in Queretaro.
6: Miguel Miramonwanted to break queretaro, but their reinforcements never arrived, that's why their troops started to fall. The 19 of june of 1867, Maximiliano, Miramón y Mejía were executed on the Cerro de las Campanas, Queretaro.By this way the second Mexican empire ended. | Their bodies were returned to Austria the next year.
7: http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/19thcenturylatinamerica/p/maxaustria.htm | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximilian_I,_Holy_Roman_Emperor | book | sourcess