Fighting for Freedom . (and other stuff). Who’s in control here, anyway?. Haiti: The Model for Revolution. Peninsulares People born in Spain. Fewest Peopl e. Most Power. Creoles People of European heritage, but born in the Americas. Mestizos
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People born in Spain
People of European heritage, but born in the Americas
People of mixed heritage: Native American & European
People of mixed heritage: African & European
Native Americans & people of African heritage
My Children, a new dispensation comes to us today…Will you free yourselves? Will you recover the lands stolen three hundred years ago from your forefathers by the hated Spaniards? We must act at once.
Miguel Hidalgo was a brilliant young student from a wealthy creole family.
When Hidalgo became the parish priest in Dolores in 1802, he worked to improve conditions for the local peasants.
September 16, 1810: Father Hidalgo issues his famous speech, Grito de Delores, for Mexican independence.
Independence was not achieved until 1821 when the Creoles declared independence from Spain.
“I have been chosen by fate to break your chains…Fight and you shall win”
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