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Jose de San Martin was a military officer who liberated what area?
Liberated parts of Spanish-speaking South America
How did the liberation of Mexico and Brazil differ?
Mexico's liberation was violent / Brazil's liberation was non-violent
What colonies combined to form Gran Colombia?
The Viceroyalty of New Granada and the Captaincy-General of Venezuela
What does the political division of the Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata by 1830 show?
There were many distinct groups within the Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata
In Latin America during the early 1800s, what type of person probably belonged to the Creole class?
A colonel in the Spanish colonial army
How were the liberation movements in Spanish South America and Brazil similar?
Both involved the Creole class
Which country probably benefited the most territorially from the liberation of Latin America?
The United States
He played leading roles in Mexico's fight for independence from Spain and, after independence, Mexico's fight to hold on to Texas. He also served four times as the president of Mexico.
Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana
During the Mexican Revolution, this former cowboy was immensely popular in northern Mexico because of his reputation for being a Robin Hood.
This caudillo came to power in Mexico in the mid-1870s and ruled until he was forced from office in 1910 by the Mexican Revolution. The order and progress that he brought Mexico was not enough for those who cared more about liberal reforms.
In the 1840s and 1850s, he worked for acceptance of La Reforma. Although he served as the president of Mexico several times, it was only in his last presidency that he was able to institute La Reforma during a period of relative peace and prosperity.
Born into one of Mexico's ten richest families, he was a strong supporter of democracy. When his attempt to run for Mexico's presidency forced him into exile, he called for revolution. In 1911, he became president but resigned soon after.
He was a popular leader who raised a powerful army to fight in the Mexican Revolution. "Tierra y Libertad" (Land and Liberty) was his battle cry. He helped to overthrow Diaz and Huerta and, in 1919, was himself lured into a trap and murdered by forces loyal to Carranza.
What were 3 reasons for political instability in Latin America?
Lack of experience with democracy, Caudillos who used their countries to grow wealthy, and Upper classes who supported caudillos to keep power from the lower classes
Which two Mexican leaders were most alike in their goals for reforming Mexico?
Beniot Juarez & Alvaro Obregon
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