Miguel Hidalgo's Independence Movement

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Miguel Hidalgo began the independence movement for Mexico in the 19th century. To the Mexican people, he is a symbol of freedom, equality, and hope. He was able to unite the poor people and spark the revolution against the Spanish and against the upper class. Miguel Hidalgo is a defender of human rights and is viewed as the great hero who fought for equality and justice, which would later influence other great leaders to fight for their people.
In the early 1800’s in Mexico, life was harsh and a period of turmoil. There was a very strict caste system that was unfair and made life hard for those in the lower class. At the very top of the caste system were the Peninsulares, which were the Spaniards who came over to settle in Mexico. Below
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