Carlos María Isidro was going to inherit the throne, but the people wanted Isabella to be the queen, so people pressed ferdinand to abolish the Salic Law.
Disaster of ´98
What should we do?
Liberals wanted Maria cristina de Brobón-Dos Sicilias to be the Regent until Isabella grew, but the carlist still wantes carlos Maria isidro (her uncle). This lead to the Carlist wars between 1833 and 1876.
We are tired!!
Spain was in constant fights, and a Revolution started in 1868 put and end to Isabella´s reign.In 1869 a new Constitution that tried to bring democracy was stablished.The republic ws stablished when Amadeo de Saboya had a lack of support.
The General Martínez Campos tried to bring back the monarchy, and with alphonso XII a new constitution was approved in 1876. After his death, and during the reign of his son, Spain lost all its other territories.
In spite of the Industrialization there were a lot of changes: discontent of workers, political assasinations, nationalist feelings...In 1898 the crisis increased due to the loss of the last overseas colonies.