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Latin American Revolution Terms

Terms of the Latin-American Revolution
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Conservatism
a political or theological orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes
Liberalism
A belief that government can and should achieve justice and equality of opportunity.
Nationalism
The love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
Peninsulares
Spanish-born, came to Latin America; ruled, highest social class
Viceroys
Royal governors sent by Spain to rule in the King's name.
Creoles
People who had Spanish or Portuguese parents but were born in Latin America.
Mestizos
A person of mixed Native American and European ancestry
Mulattos
People of mixed European and African ancestry.
Havana
The capital and largest city of Cuba
Mexico City
The capital and largest city of Mexico is a political and cultural and commercial and industrial center
Lima
The capital and largest city and economic center of Peru
Sao Paolo
Large city in Brazil
Buenos Aires
The capital and largest city of Argentina
Monroe Doctrine
An American foreign policy opposing interference in the Western hemisphere from outside powers