The French and American Revolutions success inspired Latin America, as well as the growing beliefs of the Enlightenment. Spanish colonization was the main cause of the revolution, and leaders led rebellions sparking the struggle for independence.
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Simon Bolivar, Toussaint L'Ouverture, and Jose de San Martin were the primary leaders of the revolution. Their goal was to gain independence from the Spanish who were colonizing Latin America and enforcing labor systems.
In 1810, parish priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla led a peasant rebellion in Mexico and rallied against colonial rule.
In 1819, Simon Bolivar's army destroyed the Spanish army in Columbia. Later, in the 1820s he helped established independence for Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru.
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla gave the speech, "Grito de Dolores" that ignited the struggle for independence on September 16, 1810.
From the Latin American Revolutions, independence was gained, a new constitution was made, and most of all, the labor systems were abolished in places such as Mexico or Venezuela.