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Jessie CarlinMr. OsterweilH World History Period 419 November 2020Latin America DBQ EssayThe fight for independence in Latin America, known as the Latin American Revolutions,took place from 1811 to 1830. This period in history was highly significant and shaped the futureof Latin America. It was led by the Creoles to revolt against the Peninsulares, while the rest ofthe social groups below them followed along. They all fit into an elaborate social pyramid whichstarted at the top with the Peninsulares, who held most of the high political offices and controlledthe wealth. Then came the Creoles, who had a limited role in the government. Next was theMestizos and Mulattoes who were mostly poor peasants, artisans, and workers. NativeIndigenous people came after, who were forced to work in silver mines and had little economicvalue. Lastly, came the Africans which were used as slave labor. At the time, Latin America wascontrolled by Spain, resulting in a very confined atmosphere for the Creoles. With thePeninsulares restrictions and constraints, they longed for more power and authority. Thismotivated their fight for independence. The Creoles led the revolution as a result of theinequality in political power, economic issues, and social aspects.The first reason the Creoles led the revolutions is because of the unfair separation ofpolitical power. The political power at the time was held almost entirely by the Peninsulares. TheCreoles believed this was highly unfair. One example of this can be seen in Document A. In thedocument, it says, “Americans by birth and Europeans by law, we find ourselves engaged in adual conflict: We are disputing with the natives for titles of ownership, and at the same time we
are struggling to maintain ourselves in the country that gave us birth against the opposition of the

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