Jose Maria Morelos

About Morelos' life

Jose Morelos was born on September 30, 1765 and he died on December 22, 1815. Jose Morelos was born in Mexico and he was born into poverty.

How he helped Mexico gain independence

Morelos helped Mexico gain it's independence by calling together the congress of Chilpancingo. Mexico was a big country and wanted to be able to be independent and to function on their own. Morelos took control of the independence movement after Hidalgo died. He was able to call the congress together to form a government and to draft a constitution. Morelos was captured and killed by the royalist army for being a "traitor".