Huerta, Victoriano (1854–1916), a Mexican general and president. Huerta, a full-blooded Indian, was an important military figure in the government of Francisco Madero, who had overthrown the Díaz dictatorship in 1911. In 1913, however, Huerta led a revolt against the liberal Madero and is said to have been responsible for his death. Huerta became provisional president and set up a reactionary regime. His presidency was not recognized by the United States, and friction between the two countries led to the temporary occupation of Veracruz by U.S. Marines and sailors early in 1914. Revolutionary forces led by Venustiano Carranza drove Huerta into exile on July 15, 1914. He died in the United States.
Maryland was inhabited by Indians centuries before European settlement. The major tribes were the Piscataway in the west and the Nanticoke in the east, both of the Algonquian language family.
The turn of the century brought a new wave of optimism and amazing new technologies. It was also a time of unprecedented expansion in the railroad industry -- until World War I arrived.