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Pancho Villa makes fun of General Pershing.
Pancho Villa mocks Gen. Pershing in this cartoon.

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Fighting a Mexican Revolutionary
On March 9, 1916, several of Villa's followers rode into Columbus, New Mexico, and killed 18 Americans and burned the town. Villa was furious with the town because two merchants there had failed to deliver weapons for which he had already paid. President Woodrow Wilson sent General Pershing to retaliate. Forces beyond the general's control caused him to fail. Can you guess what those forces were?
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