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Christian Democrats
Political involvement with RCC.
Colonial Period
Church ruled, state governed.
Church officials appointed by king.
Ran schools, hospitals, orphanages.
Donations made it wealthy.
Kept vital statistics.
Independence Period
Church in crisis over whether to support movement or not.
Uncertain of future role (power) in new nations.
Modern Period
RCC lost power, land, responsibilities.
Growth in non-RCC populations.
Poor
In Modern period, RCC concerned with poor and labor unions. Liberation theology.
Colonial system
Based on race, wealth, family status.
Not entirely rigid, some mestizos rose.
Near end of period, classes more based on wealth.
Rank of people in colonial times
Peninsulares.
Criollos.
Mestizos.
Native Americans.
Africans.
Criollos
Spaniards born in Americas.
Mestizos
White & Indian
Modern class system
Wealth & family lineage important.
Upper class retains much power & land.
Growing middle class.
Manual labor looked down upon.
Upward mobility not easy.
Peninsulares
Born in Spain.
Roots of Stratification
Imported social system of Spain & Portugal. Race also a factor.