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Lindsey Weygandt Comment #10 The ideas that inspired the Native Americans to rebel against the Spaniards were initially conservative, but over time their ideas became more aggressive and radical. The Native American population became agitated with the Spaniards unjust taxes, unreasonable mita labor, and corrupt government officials. In Jose Maria Morelos’s “Sentiments of the Nation,” Chilpancingo, Mexico (1813), Jose Morelos presents a document that the Spaniards must adhere to, and one of the laws that they must ibid to is, “That sovereignty flows directly from the people, and they wished it to be lodged only in the Supremo Congreso Nacional Americano, composed of representatives of the provinces in equal numbers” (Colonial Latin America, 398). In 1780, a rebellion by Tupak Amaru II was initiated by a corrupt government official. In 1781,
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Unformatted text preview: Tupak Katari led his own series of rebellions against Peru’s ruling class. The ideas of Tupak Amaru were more conservative because he tried to maintain a colonial hierarchy. Tupak Katari was very radical in his views because the Spaniards, creoles, and mestizos were all considered his enemy, and he desired independence for his Amayra speaking people. In “The Argentine Declaration of Independence, San Miguel de Tucuman” (1816), the Argentine congress issues a document declaring the, “unanimous and unquestioned will of these provinces to break the forced chains that have linked them to Spain, [and] to recover the rights of which they were despoiled” (Colonial Latin America, 402). The rebellions of Tupak Amaru and Tupak Katari created a lasting legacy that encouraged other peoples to revolt against the Spaniards inequitable tyranny....
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