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This was effectively the largest transfer of land title since the late sixteenth century not including the war with the United States and it cemented the idea of individual property rights. The history of Mexico City is deeply entwined in the development of the Mexican economy.

The railway system expanded

Exports were silver and dyestuffs and imported were luxury goods from Europe, while a local economy of high bulk, low value products were produced in Mexico. Roosevelt in a public speech recognized the right of Mexico to expropriate the oil properties and agreed to accept compensation for the properties of the companies excluding underground oil. Demand for labor and materials from the United States, to which Mexico was allied, raised real wages and incomes, and thus boosted aggregate demand.

The privatization of land allowed state to declare any land that was not privatized to be public land. In Mexico, the big merchant families continued to dominate trade, with the main merchant house in Mexico City and smaller outlets staffed by junior members of the family in provincial cities. Rather than hauling goods by carts drawn by oxen or mules, the most common mode of transporting goods was via pack mules. In Mexico, there has been much hand wringing over the fate of agriculture and small maize producers in particular. In the early colonial period Mexico was briefly a silk producer.

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This is by no means an exhaustive list of the candidates for poor economic performance. For their work surveying this public land, the company would receive one-third the surveyed land, and gave them the opportunity to buy the remaining two-thirds at a very low cost.

At the same time, encouraged by bank loan pushing and effectively negative real rates of interest, Mexico borrowed abroad. Another axis connected Mexico City and Puebla to the mining areas of the north, centered on Guanajuato and Zacatecas.

For that would now seem to be, in a basic sense, its largest challenge for the future. Immigration from abroad had been of no consequence.

The railway system expanded from a single line from Mexico City to the Gulf Coast port of Veracruz to create an entire network of railways that encompassed most regions of Mexico. At the end of World War I, the United States was concerned with rapid exhaustion of domestic oil resources. There were, of course the silver miners themselves in Mexico and their merchant financiers and suppliers.