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Latin American Colonies. The Colonial System. Colonial Authority. The Spanish established major cities as outposts of colonial authority in Latin America. Havana Mexico City Lima Sao Paulo Buenos Aires. Class System. Latin America had a very rigid class system

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Colonial authority
Colonial Authority

  • The Spanish established major cities as outposts of colonial authority in Latin America

  • Havana

  • Mexico City

  • Lima

  • Sao Paulo

  • Buenos Aires


Class system
Class System

  • Latin America had a very rigid class system

  • Peninsulares were born in Spain or Portugal

  • Mestizos were mixed European and Native or Black


Influence of the american and french revolutions
Influence of the American and French Revolutions

  • Slaves in Haiti rebelled, abolished slavery, and won independence

  • Father Miguel Hidalgo started the Mexican independence movement

  • Most French, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies became independent


Toussaint l ouverture
Toussaint L’Ouverture



Monroe doctrine
Monroe Doctrine

  • Latin American nations were acknowledged to be independent

  • The United States would regard as a threat to its own peace and safety any attempt by European powers to impose their system on any independent state in the Western Hemisphere


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