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Estudios de historia moderna y contemporánea de México

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DELGADO AGUILAR, Francisco Javier. Origins and Installation of System of Political Headships in Mexico, 1786-1824. Estud. hist. mod. contemp. Mex [online]. 2004, n.28, pp.5-29. ISSN 0185-2620.

The article describes the political-institutional process originated by the establishment of the jefaturas políticas system in Mexico, in the beginning of nineteenth century The principal legal classifications of the era -constitutions, decrees, organizational laws, etcetera- are analyzed as well as the political context that prevailed in the country during the decades of 1810 and 1820, factors both that sanctioned and propitiated the creation of a figure of centralizing character as that of political chief in the federal government founded by the Constitution of 1824.

Keywords : jefaturas políticas; prefects; Constitution of 1824 ayuntamientos; Constitution of Cadiz; Ordenanza de Intendentes.

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