Latin American Leaders
Country he help gain independence:
Why did Mexico want their independence?
the descendants of the Spanish who settled in Mexico ("criollos") were tired of being second-fiddle to the people born in Spain
Three Things That Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Did To Help The Independence Movement:
- In 1808 Hidalgo became a leader of an underground independence movement centered around literary clubs where the talk centered on emerging ideas on nationalism and political liberty.
- When authorities moved to arrest him, he gathered together his followers and his parishioners and issued the “Grito de Delores” on September 16, 1810, a de facto declaration of independence.
- He quickly gathered an insurgent army that rampaged through central Mexico.
How is Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla honored today in one/all of those countries?
The anniversary of his call is celebrated as Mexico's Independence Day.