Latin American Leaders Independence

My name is Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla. I was born on May 8th, 1753 in the city of Penjamo in Mexico. Unfortunately, I died in Chihuahua, Mexico on July 30th on 1811. Something great that I have achieved is gaining the independence of Mexico. Spanish settlers craved for the independence from Spain because they were tired of being considered second instead of being first, they wanted their own rights. I became a leader of underground independence movement. I was also apart of the mexican war of independence. I gave the famous speech called "The Cry of Dolores" with the intentions of protecting the King, Fernando, who was also held captive by Napoleon. I am honored today by being hailed as the "Father of the Nation" and the mexican independence day falls on the day of my Grito. My face is also on the mexican silver coin.

Brooke Freeman

Friday, Jan. 8th, 9pm

700 2nd Street North

South Saint Paul, MN

This is my project about Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and his journey to gaining independence.