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).

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

This video talks about the revolution and independence in Latin America. It also talks about how lots of cultures come together in South America and how there culture changes. Another thing they talk about is the 3 institutions that controlled the public population.

Description of Latin American Revolutions

This video talks about the causes of Latin American revolutions. Also it talks about some of the famous military leaders. This video also talks about where all of the cultures that have come to Latin America are from.


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.


  1. What were the three institutions and what did they do?
  2. What were the three main causes of the Latin American revolutions?
  3. What is a nationalist?