Cardenas would fulfill not only the land distribution policies written in Article 27 but also the other reforms written in the Mexican Constitution as well. Zapata decided that on the surface it seemed as though Madero was doing good things for the people of Mexico but Zapata did not know the level of sincerity in Madero's actions and thus did not know if he should support him completely. Land reform would be the only issue which Zapata cared about.
Followers of Zapata were known as Zapatistas. Emiliano Zapata Salazar (Spanish pronunciation: [emiˈljano saˈpata]; 8 August 1879 – 10 April 1919) was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution which broke out in 1910 and which was initially directed against the president Porfirio Díaz. He is a figure from the Mexican Revolution era who is still revered today.