WH 11-19-07 - 19 November 2007 WH I The Spread of...

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19 November 2007 WH I. The Spread of Enlightenment Values a. Revolution in North America i. Napoleon institutionalizes France by writing into law basic principles of the enlightenment, ideas of legal equality for men – tax—centralizing governments seek to improve by taxes, control via bureaucracy, etc. // ii. Civil Code (France 1804) iii. Declaration of Independence (1776)--- iv. Peace of Paris (1783)--- made concrete, leadership works on making new constitution/government b. The Latin American Revolutions --1760’s, Spanish try to improve administration in colonies, and taxes, bring colonies in closer, changes deeply resented by groups and seen as a threat i. Criollos, Peninsulares, and Castas: Late Colonial Society 1. Criollo- person of European descent born in the Americas- elite- see themselves as different from Spaniards 2. Peninsulares- don’t like criollos and vice versa, Spaniards, Europeans who have come to the new world (both groups deeply involved in enlightenment
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