Midterm - Niki Grewal HIST 121 Midterm Exam 1 The late colonial period in Latin America was marked by much unrest within Spain and Portugal

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Niki Grewal HIST 121 March 13, 2008 Midterm Exam 1) The late colonial period in Latin America was marked by much unrest within Spain and Portugal. Napoleon came and conquered Spain kicking Ferdinand VII out of power and formed a junta government within Caracas. Ferdinand VII returned to power in 1814 and endorsed a liberal constitution, however the people of Latin America did not believe in this constitution and supported a more monarchial government. Colonists began desiring independence for a “conservative goal” to uphold “traditional values and social codes” (Skidmore 33). 4) LaFeber characterizes U.S. attitudes and strategies towards Latin America as cunning. America tried to pretend to look out for the interests of these countries by supposedly helping to stop revolutions and European domination, however all the U.S. was doing was trying to spread a more pro-U.S. ideal so as to take over the economies of Latin America. Cuban independence is a prime example of this. It was a chance for America to go in and expand economically by gaining control of the sugar plantations. They covered up these ideals by preaching the terrible conditions of Cubans because of the Spanish government. 5) The dominant race ideology was white supremacy.
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2008 for the course HIST 121 taught by Professor Metz during the Spring '08 term at Kansas.

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Midterm - Niki Grewal HIST 121 Midterm Exam 1 The late colonial period in Latin America was marked by much unrest within Spain and Portugal

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