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The Revolution of New Spain. 1808 - 1821. Information. Includes modern day Mexico, Texas, California, and southwest United States Local governing body known as a Junta was formed in 1808 This revolution exemplifies the social conservative outlook of Latin American colonial revolts.

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The revolution of new spain

The Revolution of New Spain

1808 - 1821


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  • Includes modern day Mexico, Texas, California, and southwest United States

  • Local governing body known as a Junta was formed in 1808

  • This revolution exemplifies the social conservative outlook of Latin American colonial revolts


Map of new spain 1821

Map of New Spain (1821)


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  • Overthrown by Creole priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in 1810 with the help of local workers and blacks

  • Hidalgo lead 80,000 followers to capture major local cities before attacking Mexico City

  • He was later captured in the July of 1811 and executed by the royal army


Father miguel hidalgo y castilla

Father Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla


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  • Replaced by mestizo priest Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon who was a more radical leader

  • Pavon was later executed in 1815 for causing public unrest and uprising

  • In 1820 Ferdinand VII signs a liberal constitution in Spain

  • This causes conservative Mexicans to side with royalist general Augustin de Iturbide


Emperor augustin de iturbide

Emperor Augustin de Iturbide


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  • Iturbide later declares Mexico’s independence from Spain in 1821

  • This leaves Cuba, the Philippine Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico as part of the Spanish empire

  • With Ferdinand VII out of power, Iturbide is declared emperor of Mexico and all economic and political ties are cut with Spain


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