The territory of Tepic was a territory created out of the Northwestern territory of the state of Jalisco to create what is present-day Nayarit.
The Territory was created, by decree of President Manuel González, as on 12 December 1884. His first political leader was Leopoldo Romano. During the government of this general and his successor, Paul Rocha and Portu (1897-1904), large industrial and agricultural progress was made. Cultivated coffee in the villages of Huicicila, Malinal, El Llano, Mecatán, Jalcocotán and Cora; the cotton in Santiago Ixcuintla and Tuxpan, where was supplied to factories Jauja and Bellavista.
Within the industrial sector, the sugar mills Puga and La Escondida saw a great economic boost. He created the Cigar of Tepic, whose cigars and cigarettes were considered top quality worldwide. Other cigar factories were Traffic and El Amigo del Pueblo. At the end of the government of Leopoldo Romano, they began workers' struggles. In 1894, Francisca Quintero organized a work stoppage in the textile factory of Bellavista . Two years later, there was a strike of Jauja, and in 1905, the brothers Elias, headed another in Bellavista.
At the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution, the population of Ixtlan del Rio was the first to take up arms, shouting Long live Madero!
In 1911, General Martin Espinosa defeated Porfirian forces, entered Tepic on May 26 of that year, and was immediately appointed political chief, replacing Mariano Ruiz (1904-1911). After the coup led by Victoriano Huerta, Espinosa was overthrown, and instead was appointed political chief, huertista Jesus Lopez de Haro, who two months later resigned in favor of also huertista, Agustin F. Migoni, who He remained in power for five months and was succeeded by Domingo Servin, the last huertista political leader. In that year, 1913, troops of Rafael Buelna and Isaac Espinosa entered the territory. Servin was overthrown and the young Buelna tepicenses named as his boss. However, months later, he was replaced by Juan Dozal. In that year (1915), they began the conflict between Villa and constitutionalists. The discord reached the territory where Dozal was overthrown and instead, was the general Juan Carrasco. Carrasco left power two months later and was succeeded by Ernesto Damy, who in turn left power in the hands of General Juan Torres Sur (1915-1917). During the period of this political leader there was no fighting and the country began to recover. In 1916, the first labor union was created.
The tepicenses sent Juan Espinosa Bavarian, Christopher Lemon and Marcelino Cedano, the Constitutional Congress of Queretaro, where the transformation of the Territory of Tepic, was decreed Free and Sovereign State of Nayarit.
In poetry, they highlighted Amado Nervo, Antonio Zaragoza, Quirino Ordaz and Solón Argüello. The music could not be outdone, being Manuel Uribe and Alejandro Manzo, the leading composers of the territory. The latter was the author of Las Mananitas Tepiqueñas and Aires Nayaritas .