Mexican War of Independence: Scene 1

Mexican War of Independence: Scene 1

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  • Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe
  • Oh bless the people of Mexico!!
  • "El Grito de Dolores" / Decree of Hidalgo
  • I CALL AN REBELLION AGAINST THE SPANISH!!
  • Execution of Hidalgo
  • Oh no, I have been caught by the Spanish
  • Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe is to honor the belief that the Virgin Mary appeared before a man in Mexico City. Our Lady of Guadalupe's role in Mexican history wasn't just limited to religious matters. It became a potent symbol of Mexican patriotism.
  • Agustin de Iturbide
  • I shall be Emperor!!
  • Plan of Iguala
  • In 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla promoted Lady of Guadalupe as a sign of nationalism and identity to revolt aganist the Spanish. He issued a call in the village for an rebellion aganist the Spanish, now known as Grito de Dolores.
  • Treaty of Cordoba
  • Hidalgo was defeated at Calderon in January 1811. He tried to run North, but he was captured and executed. On the other hand, other peasant leaders including Jose Maria Morelos, followed him and led armies of native and racially mixed revolutionaries to fight against the Spanish and Royalists.
  • Mexican Independence
  • Mexico united under Agustin de Iturbide (leader of the Royalists) who defeated Morelos and he had declared himself emperor. In 1821, Iturbide arranged the Plan of Iguala with Vicente Guerrero. This plan was to establish an independent constitutional monarchy, the privileged position of the Catholic Church would be maintained, and rights of citizens were decided.
  • The last Spanish ruler was forced to accept Mexican independence due to lack of money, supplying, and troops. On August 24, 1821, Spanish ruler Juan de O'Donoju signed the treaty of Cordoba, which approved a plan to make Mexico an independent country.
  • The Treaty of Cordoba established Mexican Independence from Spain. It was signed on August 24, 1821 in Cordoba, Mexico.
  • Mexico gained independence from Spain and was recognized as an independent country.
  • Mexico is finally Free!!
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