Creoles Dbq Analysis

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From 1811 to 1830, Latin American colonies began to announce their independence from Spain. A group called the Creoles, who were Spanish blood born in the Americas, led this fight for independence. They were the second highest social class. Creoles led the fight for independence so they could gain power. They did this by striving to improve the economic and political situation.
By winning independence from Spain, many creoles thought that they could achieve power over Latin America. The Peninsulares who were all-Spanish were hated by the Creoles. The Peninsulares “monopolized all administrative positions(Doc B)”, making it impossible for the Creoles to rule the country that they were born in. The Creoles felt that they were the best fit for
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Creoles and poorer classes began to get frustrated with the restrictions that the government had created on the economy. Merchants were forced to sell “products at artificially low prices and buy...at artificially high prices”. (Doc C)Latin Americans were also stripped of basic trading and property rights. When this started to occur, the Creoles began to try to convince the people of America that by gaining independence, they could be ruled by a class that was born in their country. This was one of the main reasons why the Creoles began to help lead the fight for independence. Unfortunately, many Creoles were stuck in between staying loyal to Spain or joining the revolution(Doc A). In some cases, like Father Hidalgo’s, only one Creole was needed to start an uproar. Father Hidalgo led six hundred natives, blacks, and slaves in a revolt (Doc E). Father Hidalgo used the injustices towards the lower classes to fuel the rebellion and help him gain power, something many Creoles wanted. By displaying their frustration with unjust Spanish treatment and leading the rebellion, the Creoles gained power.
The Creoles were able to convince many of the people of Latin America to join the revolution. For years, Latin Americans were frustrated by the treatment they received from the Spaniards but were too afraid to speak up. When the Creoles,
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