This user-friendly reference dictionary provides a quick guide to those who have governed Mexico from 1325 to 1997. It covers all rulers from the Aztec Empire to the current president, Ernesto Zedillo. The book provides an objective portrait of the political leadership and describes the circumstances surrounding major events. Arranged chronologically, with a glossary, appendixes, and name index, the book includes four main chapters--The Aztec Empire, The Conquest and Viceroyalty, From Independence to the Diaz Dictatorship, and Revolution and Modern Mexico. Each chapter opens with a brief characterization of the period. A practical guide to Mexico's long and complicated history, this book contains short biographical entries on each of the country's 185 rulers. Entries describe the main accomplishments and failures of each tenure. The book also includes an appendix describing Mexico's main plans, treaties, conspiracies, and constitutions.