Simon Bolivar & Jose Maria Morelos
Latin American Leaders Who Left A Legacy
Simon Bolivar worked and lead in the fight for independence. One way that Bolivar helped in the fight for independence was by creating the Gran Colombia, which included most of Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, and Ecuador. Also, he formed the Admirable Campaign which formed the Venezuelan Second Republic. Along with these feats, he wrote the "Letter From Jamaica" in which he discussed his ideas and vision for the South American Republic.
Simon Bolivar died on December 17, 1830. Today he is honored in North America, South America, Turkey, Egypt, and Australia through statues, plazas, roads, cities, and towns.
Jose Maria Morelos
In order to help the independence fight in Mexico, Morelos worked closely with leader Miguel Hildago. Hildago made Morelos a lieutenant and ordered him to raise an army in the south to march on Acapulco. Also, when Hildago was captured and executed, Morelos took charge of the armies. Jose Maria Morelos took matters into his own hands and stepped up to lead.
Jose Maria Morelos died on December 22, 1815. Today he is honored on bills and coins. Also, the state of Morelos and the city of Morelia are named after him.