By: Alexia, Trevor, Stephen
Part 1 Vocabulary
Mestizo- A person of Native American and European descent.
Creole- A European-descended Latin American. They are white.
Mullatoe- A person of African and European descent. Wealthy and powerful.
Pennisular- A Spanish-born Spaniard or mainland Spaniard residing in the New World, as opposed to a person of full Spanish descent born in the Americas. Came from Spain to Portugual.
Nationalist- One who loves and defends his or her country. Fights for self government, which is called autonomy (for the people).
Visual of all the revolts happening which shows they can end up very violent
Visual representation of the tension and revolt happening in Latin America
Causes of Latin American revolutions
- Enlightenment ideas
- Creole discontent at being left out of government jobs and trade concessions.
- Inspiration of American and French Revolutions.
- Preoccupation of Spain & Portugal in fighting the Napoleonic Wars.
Description of Crash Course Video
Description of Latin American Revolutions
1811- Uruguay launches a successful revolt against Spain
Vaccine revolt in Brazil. Revolted against mandatory vaccination
1st Jan, 1800- Slavery in Latin America hits a high. Millions of African slaves were brought to Latin America from the sixteenth century onward. The majority of slaves were sent to the Caribbean region and Brazil. At the beginning of the 19th century, there were 550,000 black slaves in Latin America.
Latin American governments were led by large landowners who wrote the constitutions similar to the United States and europian democracies.
Paraguay declared its independence after overthrowing the local Spanish administration on May 14, 1811.
- What were the three institutions and what did they do?
- What were the three main causes of the Latin American revolutions?
- What is a nationalist?