Documents One important document of the Latin American Revolution was the Jamaica Letter written by Simon Bolivar in 1815. The letter detailed political and social situations Bolivar observed in his time, and in it was expressed the causes and reasons that he felt justified the Spanish Americans revolutions.
Effects The independence won by the Latin Americans after their revolutions came at a cost. Thousands of deaths were totaled for all the battles combined. In addition, though the revolution elevated the social status and power of the creoles, for those under them in the social hierarchy, the mestizos, slaves, and natives, life did not change much for they were still subjected to the same oppressed routine.
Effects Although Latin American countries achieved their goals of freedom, the strains of war, poor governance, and the dictatorship-like role of the caudillos, regional military generals, contributed to a period of instability in Latin America after its revolutions. On a good note, Latin America was able to enter the world economy as well as enjoy a new sense of multiculturalism.