Latin American Leaders
Jose Maria Morelos
Born in Mexico
September 30, 1765- December 22, 1815(1815-12-22)
Social Class- Creolle
In November Pedro helped the congress declare Mexico’s independence, and in October 1814, at Apatzingán.
Jose controlled most of Mexico southwest of Mexico City, holding at one time or another Acapulco, Oaxaca, Tehuacán, and Cuautla
Morelos was born in Valladolid, since renamed "Morelia" in his honor.
South American Leader
Pedro I of Brazil
Born is Portugal
12 October 1798- 24 September 1834
Social Status- Peninsular
He helped Portugal and Brazil
Pedro I invaded Portugal at the head of an army in July 1832. Faced at first with what seemed a national civil war, he soon became involved in a wider conflict that enveloped the Iberian Peninsula in a struggle.
Nicknamed "the Liberator" and the founder and first ruler of Brazil