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  1. LATIN AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS

  2. Toussainl’Ouvertureled an uprising of African slaves in 1791, forcing the French out of Haiti-making Haiti the first Latin America colony to achieve independence.

  3. Important People for Latin America • Father Miguel Hidalgo- led movement for Mexican Independence from Spain • Simon Bolivar- led independence movements in Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador • Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna- powerful caudillo who ruled Mexico from 1833-1855 • Benito Juarez- Mexican National Hero of the working class, brought liberal reforms to Mexico • Porfirio Diaz- Conservative, centralist dictator who ruled from 1877-1911, working class opposed to him • Emiliano Zapata- demanded agrarian reform and power for the landless peasants

  4. Important People for Latin America Benito Juarez Emiliano Zapata Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

  5. The Monroe Doctrine • Approved by President James Monroe in 1823 • Guaranteed independence for new Latin American Nations • Warned against ANY European intervention in the Americas