Have you Heard? Both in France and North America revolutions have started involving enlightenment ideals.
Hmm... How very interesting.
We cannot stand by and let Spain go on with their in-equal and unjust actions.
We will no longer stand for Spain's merchantilism!!
We can use the enlightenment ideals to our advantage and pave the way for a more equal society!!
Revolutionary ideas and enlightenment ideals were taken up by the creoles. Many creoles were wealthy of estates, mines, or businesses. Born of European ancestry , the creoles were well educated and aware of the ideas behind the revolutions of North America and France
Fire Men, we shall conquer this land for our independence!!
Creoles resented that Spain tended to give more important government jobs to colonists/peninsulares. Creoles wanted more political power and opposed Spain's mercantilism. Mestizos also wanted more political power and to be able to attain a share of the wealth of the colonies .
I will not stop until all the colonies get independence from Spain and slavery is abolished.
Constitution of Peru
Bolivar described himself as a liberal who wanted a free market and abolition of slavery. He wanted and tried to push the enlightenment ideals of Europe to the colonies and for Gran Columbia to be like North America.
Cheers for the independent government!! Cheers for the the newly found rights!!
After Countless years of pain, we are finally free!!
Bolivar had become instrumental in the independence of areas that became Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, and Peru. He has access to wealth for his revolutionary causes and after considerable military success in Latin America fighting the Spanish , his forces achieved the formation of a large area that he called Gran Columbia.
Constitutions of newly independent countries in Latin America ended some social distinctions but the governments were still conservative. Additional documents such as the "Jamaica Letter" explained the undying perseverance of the colonies to gain their independence.
Newly independent states abolished slavery but still forbade voting rights to people who couldn't read or write in Spanish until 1860. Creoles continued a conservative and powerful upper class. Women were still unable to vote or enter contracts while receiving limited education.