Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

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  • How Did The Catholic Church Influence Latin America

    conquerors of that they practice of hurting the innocent will sent them to damnation. (Winn, 42) As time passed, these conquerors and more explored more land in the Americas which allowed the Catholic Church to spread to what would later become different new countries. There, the church intervene with people’s lives in things like: education, charity, alliances with business, protection, feeding the poor among other things. When we think about the Catholic Church, we need to think about its priests and about the influence that they hold of the church itself and of its people. The history of the Catholic Church in Latin America had many important figures. The figures which we will talk about in this text are: Bartolomé de Las Casas, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, and Gustavo Gutiérrez. I believe that these three clerics have really important role to play when it comes to the history of Latin America. The first figure is Bartolome de Las Casas. He came from a novel family that French and possibly Jewish roots. He studied letter and Latin, and later studied canon law until he got a “Licenciatura” or Bachelor’s Degree in it. Because he father was a merchant, he was able to come in Columbus second trip to the Americas where he was able to live in both the Hispaniola and Cuba for about a decade. During this time, he attended military expeditions where he was witnessed the horror of what happened to the indigenous people and the part that the “encomienda” system played in…

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  • Los Chinelos

    again with the indigenous people and european people. A new racial categories such as Mulattos and Zambos was created, these were their children. Soon a caste system was made describing the different mix races and give them a social rank. Peninsulares were Spaniards born in Spain; they usually had upper levels of government jobs. Criollos were Spaniards born in the Americas. Peninsulares and Criollos were frequently owned the best lands. Independence Day or Día de la Independencia is a Mexican…

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  • Mexico Essay On All Saints Day

    Mexico has many unique celebrations just like every other country does. Different traditions and value are what distinguish each country from one another. For Instance, In Mexico. Holidays such as Halloween, Christmas, and Independence Day are celebrated. However, they are celebrated differently cultural wise as well as the day the holiday is celebrated. Catholic celebrations, such as Three Kings Day and Day of our Lady of Guadalupe are also celebrated. Dia de los Muertos, also known as Day of…

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  • Peru's Journey To Independence

    American patriot army leaders. However, it was a long fight for both nations to gain independence from Spanish rule. Mexico’s journey to independence started in the early 1800’s as Creole and indigenous resentment against Peninsulars was at its highest. The different racial groups in Mexico were becoming uneasy with each other and the government (Chasteen 94). In 1810, a Creole conspiracy involving the Creole priest, Father Miguel Hidalgo, began the political disruptions that would eventually…

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  • John Locke In The Time Of Butterflies

    servitude”, said Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla is a catholic priest of Spanish descent and believer in progressive ideas. Hidalgo took advantage from Spain’s handicap under Napoleon’s army and declared Mexico’s independence from Spain in a small town of Dolores on September 16, 1810. Hidalgo made a speech about a starting revolution against Spain with the last words of “The arrangements are hastily being made and for that reason I will not have the satisfaction of taking…

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  • Similarities Between 'Death, Dismemberment And Memory'

    by a Catholic priest named, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla who started the revolution with, “Cry of Dolores” (Archer:64). The royalist of Spanish descent and conservatives were the cause of the Mexican revolution. At the time the Spanish had been living in Mexico. The Spanish had become “superior” when compared to the people of Mexican or Indian descent. Therefore, the Insurgent group that was made up of Father Miguel Hidalgo and his supporters wanted to get equal rights and become independent from…

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  • The California Gold Rush: The Biggest Mass Relocation In American History

    communicator, talking with and exchanging with the many towns in the numerous Kizh tongues and different indigenous dialects of California utilized from Santa Catalina Island through the eastern foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains toward the northwestern San Fernando Valley. Guadalupe Hidalgo: Cuevas made an interpretation of it into Spanish, safeguarding the figure of speech and thought as opposed to the strict significance. At long last, on 2 February 1 1848, the Mexican delegates met…

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  • The Mexican Revolution Summary

    In 1808, Spain is taken over by Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon disposed of the existing monarchy and installed his brother, Joseph, as head of state. The resulting war against France and Britain lasted nearly to the Mexican Revolution as Napoleon’s government falls into disarray and the revolutionaries began to gain momentum. Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was a middle aged priest living in the parish of Dolores. Hidalgo was a Crillo by birth, and had a pro-Indian sentiment. He organized his…

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  • Impact Of Latin American Independence

    throne. With no Spanish government in Spain, the provinces in Latin America must look after themselves. (http://www.historyworld.net) “The destruction of the Spanish fleet greatly weakened Spain’s ability to control events in the colonies.” (http://histclo.com) Napoleons conquering of Spain and Portugal helped the colonies get one step closer to independence. Mexico was the first colony to revolt after Napoleon conquered Spain and Portugal. They tried to gain their independence. The revolt…

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  • Joseph II, Graphics And Abolishment: Fill In The Blanks

    as supreme dictator of Chile. In 1820, the forces of the Río de la Plata continued north to liberate Peru. d. The leader of the independence movement in New Granada, , began his republican revolution in Caracas in 1810, but was forced into exile in the ensuing civil war. With the assistance of , his forces first conquered , and reclaimed Caracas by 1821. e. In July 1822, the two great leaders of South American revolutions joined together…

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