Why are we letting these Spaniards come to OUR country and rule OUR land?! We shall stand together and fight!
Causes for Revolution - In 1808, Spain invaded by French troops - Napoleon forced King Ferdinand to leave the throne for his brother, Joseph Bonaparte - Racial Inequality was present in Latin America
What People Did In Response - People formed secret societies - Hidalgo was part of a society that had supported independence from Spain - When someone betrayed the society, they were warned to flee - Instead of running, Hidalgo called all of his partners to a speech that sparked revolution against the French. This speech also called for racial equality and redistribution of land.
Results of Revolution - Secret society members were arrested for treason and some were executed - Latin American nations achieved independence from European Powers - Hidalgo is known as the "Father of Mexican Independence" and celebrate his success on September 16th