“I entered the presidency poor and I leave just as poor, but with the satisfaction that I am not censured by the public, because having dedicated myself since a very early age to personal work, I know how to handle a plow to provide for my family, without need of the public posts where others become rich, offending orphanage and misery.”
JUAN NEPOMUCENO ÁLVAREZ HURTADO, MEXICAN MILITARY AND POLITICIAN, PRESIDENT OF MEXICO (1855)
Those from Morelos created active squadrons during the American intervention that took place from 1846 to 1847. The Cadwalader brigade submitted Cuernavaca and after that the city was forced to pay taxes. The infantry of Cuernavaca joined the forces of Francisco Modesto Olaguibel on the 11th of September, 1847 and collaborated in the site of Hacienda los Morales. The infantry headed by Juan Alvarez recovered the buildings of Molino del Rey.
During the Revolution of Ayutla, which began with the pronouncement of the Plan de Ayutla on the 1st of March of 1854, the dictator Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna left Mexico City on the 9th of August, 1855. On the 1st of October the head of the rebellion, General Juan Alvarez, arrived at Cuernavaca at the front of his troops and made known a manifesto in which he referred to the origin and to the assaults of the dictatorship and named a board of representatives made up of Valentin Gomez Farias, Melchor Ocampo, Benito Juarez, Francisco P. Zendejas, Diego Alvarez and Joaquin Moreno— which at the same time elected the interim president of Mexico.
The mentioned board of representatives met in the city theater on the 4th of October and elected Juan Alvarez as president by a majority of thirteen votes against seven, and he swore to respect the Plan de Ayutla. It is to be said that the representatives of Guatemala, United States and Great Britain, the apostolic delegate and the consuls of Belgium, Chile and the Asian countries went to Cuernavaca and recognized the government of Alvarez.
On the 5th of February of 1857 the Constitution was enacted decisively approving the legal existence of the state of Mexico and therefore its components, the districts of Cuernavaca and Morelos, which at that time were made up of all the territory of the actual state of Morelos.
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