People of Iberian descent who belonged to the upper class in Latin
American colonial society.
Persons of Spanish or Portuguese descent who had been born in the Americas.
A Latin American dictator who came to power by gaining the support of the army and wealthy landowners.
The American foreign policy statement that declared the Americas closed to further colonization by European nations.
Informal domination of a country by foreign government or foreign business owners.
To add (territory) to an existing country.
The war fought between Mexico & the United States that resulted Texas' independence, and Mexico's loss of half its territory to the U.S.
War of Reform
: A civil war fought between conservatives and liberals in Mexico.
A government that is controlled by an outside power.
Mixed Indian & European descent.
The native people of the Americas.
Africans brought to Latin America as slaves.
Mixed Black and European (white) descent.
favoring traditional roles and institutions of society.
favoring reform of roles and institutions of society.