Simon Bolivar: Achieving Venezuela's Independence

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Simon Bolivar was a wealthy Venezuelan that wanted his people to have independence from Spain. He had clear visions and was a powerful leader. Venezuela declared their independence in 1811, and Bolivar lead the army that fought against the Europeans in 1813. He later wrote The Letter from Jamaica. He reached out to the British and Americans for support, but they did not give it, so he then turned to Haiti for help. They then faced the largest army that Spain had ever created. Bolivar became a foundation of victory because he declared that he wanted all of the slaves to be free. He also wanted a strong government with fair rules. Simon Bolivar should be remembered for helping Venezuela declare their independence and helping the slaves be free,

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