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Gerard RutiglianoMWH Period 81/9/13The Fight for Latin American IndependenceUnlike the French Revolution, the fight for Latin American independence was only so that the Latin Americans could be free from Spain. The Latin American Revolution was led by the Creole or Criolloclass. At the time, the Creoles were the second most powerful class in the Spanish colonies, with the most powerful being the Peninsulares. The Creoles and The Peninsulares fought for control during these times, even though The Creoles actually led the fight. The Creoles led the fight for their independence because they wanted more political control, they wanted to protect their economic interests, and they feared social interest. One of the reasons that the Creoles led the fight was because they wanted more political power than they had before. In Document A, Simon Bolivar explains the two fights that the Creoles were dealing with, (Doc A) “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 invaders. Thus our position is most extraordinary and complicated,”

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