The Enlightenment In Latin America

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People tend to stick to tradition. They are accustomed to how their life is and do not see a reason to change it. They have their daily routine, their social group, and families that most tend to stick to their own and go about their everyday life. This usually is the result of people being afraid of change, or they lack the knowledge of knowing there is a better way of life for them and their families. The people of the Old World and New World did not know they were being treated poorly until The Enlightenment occurred. The Enlightenment brought new ideas of human rights and caused people to question their way of life. They began to realize they had certain right the government should not be controlling. They realized they deserved better,…show more content…
Particularly, the French and colonies in Latin America watched as America became its own nation and realized they could defeat their corrupt government also. The French also helped America when their revolution, so they already knew what the fight would take in order to accomplish their goal. Latin America also saw the fighting taking place and knew it was time to have their own revolution. In particularly, Haiti took advantage of their mother country France being in their own revolution, and started their own fight to…show more content…
They each had their own reasons for war, but the main purpose was change. Change to a better life, change for a new government, change for a better economy. The bottom line is change was needed globally. For America, their reason of change was to form their own government. A government of check and balances, where no one person has all of the power, and the people’s rights can be protected by the government. France’s reason of change was to overthrow the king who was taking advantage of his people. France was suffering from disease and food shortages. Their king was involved in numerous political and religious controversies that fueled the French people even more to strive for independence. Haiti’s motivation for independence was slightly different from the French and American Revolution. Haiti had several groups fighting for different causes. The slaves of Haiti were fighting for their independence and to gain their citizenship. The white population wanted to be able to benefit from their hard work on their farms. They had enough of France reaping the awards from their hard work. Other countries in Latin America were under conflicts with their mother countries concerning education restrictions, trade, and political matter. They were also tired of the taxes and policies put in place by their mother countries without their inputs. Each revolution had their own motivations but they are all similar in the fact that their mother countries were not
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