Latin American Leaders
Jose Maria Morelos & Simon Bolivar
Jose Maria Morelos
3 things Jose did to help the independence movement were:
Organized the National Constituent Congress when his mentor was taken
His National Constituent Congress assembled the “sentimientos de la nacion” to abolish slavery and radical class.
- Became commander of the group that wanted the obtain freedom from the Spanish
3 things Simon did to help gain independence was:
1. Educated himself and was influenced by the European Enlightenment and believed in the power of intellect and danger of an absolute monarchy.
2. Became a leader of the revolution and used his military tactics that led to victory over Spain and creation of the Republic of Gran Colombia (Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, and Ecuador).
3. Became President of Bolivia (country named after Bolivar)
Outline of Republic of Gran Colombia.
Portrait of Simon in military attire.