Spanish Revolution

Spanish Revolution

The Revolutions taken place in Latin America were lead by many great people. To name a few: Father Hidalgo, Simon Bolivar, San Martin, and Toussaint Louverture. Miguel Hidalgo was Mexican Roman Catholic Priest and Revolutionary rebel Simon Bolivar, known as one of the most contributing leaders of the Spanish America’s successful struggle for independence for Spain. San Martin, an Argentine general and prime leader of the southern part of
South America’s struggle for independence from Spain. Last, but not least, an important leader of the Haitian Revolution, Toussaint Louverture.

Father Hidalgo was the man who founded the Mexican War of Independence movement which fought for their independence from Spain in the early 19th century. Simon Bolivar took place as well in the Mexican War of Independence along with the Argentine General Jose de San Martin. Toussaint Overture also had a great impact. It took place in his fight for the freedom of enslaved Africans over Europeans, as well as securing native control of the colony in 1797.

The Mexican War of Independence first started in Guanajuato, it ended with the rebel army capturing the warehouse, as well as most of the Spaniards and Criollos were either massacred or exiled.

The event that brought upon the Revolution, or ignited it was an Irish adventurer named William Lamport who escaped from jail in inquisition in Mexico. He posted a Proclamation of Independence from Spain on the walls of the city. Lamport wanted to break with Spain, separate church and state and make himself emperor of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Lamport’s ideas were ambitious, but were soon terminated by the Spanish colonial authorities and he was re-captured and executed for said idea.

The Revolutionary acts lead to many of the unsatisfied people to be free of their unjust laws and actions being held against them. Thus becoming the Spanish Revolution we now know it to be.

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