Latin America DBQ Creoles lead the fight.docx - The Creoles...

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The Creoles were the second most powerful class in the Spanish colonies, with the most powerful being the Peninsulares who were the most powerful and influential people in Latin American between 1810 and 1826. The Creoles were not far behind in second position of status in the prevailing social hierarchy. The two groups fought for control during these years. The Creoles, led by Simon Bolivar and Jose de San Martin, wanted to gain independence from Spain.They wanted independence from the Spanish Peninsulares economic and political control. They were the only group not too frightened of the Peninsulares authority and the prospect of social unrest. The point of contention for the Creoles is that while they are Spaniards by descent, they are American by birth. The Creoles wanted to be part not only of the socio-economical elite but of the administrative sphere of government. If they could not achieve this by consent of the

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Term
Winter
Professor
ciechon
Tags
Sociology, peninsulares

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