Development of Spanish American Independence Government under traditional Spanish law Loyal to Supreme Central Junta or Cortes American junta or insurrection movement Independent state declared or established Height of French control of the Peninsula Political independence was not necessarily the foreordained outcome of the political turmoil in Spanish America.
But from the 16th century on many revolutions took place, including the French revolution that put an end to the monarchy.
In South America the terrible conditions of the working classes and slaves caused a number of uprisings and the English tried to invade colonies that belonged to Spain. This all generated an awareness of the continent in regards to its own capacities and powers and several local military bodies were created.
The fact that these countries all had the Spanish language in common is not unimportant.
The causes for the independence movements in each country are different and particular, but the French revolution and the Declaration of Independence of the United States are recognized among the influences that were common to most if not all. But it is true that the creoles wanted to their independence from Spain and form their own nation.
They wanted more political and economical power. They believed the colonial system was unfair, as they were excluded from the political decision making process.
There were also liberal ideas diffused in America thanks to the Illustration. Another important factor was that the creoles did not agree with some aspects of the Spanish Constitution ofsuch as the land distribution, o the political equality between them and the indigenous peoples.
The the Spanish classes took up in arms which resulted in the Spanish war of independence and the creation of self-governing Juntas an administrative form of government which comprises a board of administrators, not just one person who makes all the decisions in the different Spanish provinces.
These Juntas autonomous and maintained their independence from Spain, be it the Napoleonic empire or not. A series of local independence movements began that disavowed the the nominations proceeding from the Spanish colonial government, and their justification was that the legitimate heirs of the Spanish crown had been forced to abdicate and the throne had been usurped by Joseph Bonaparte In the following years, however, the conflict turned even more radical and the Juntas became a National Congress in which each state declared its independence from Spain.
This process began in Paraguay in and ended in Bolivia 24 years later Inevitably, violence followed. The revolutionaries disavowed the monarchic authorities in America, they established republics and armies.
The Spanish government and the restored monarch Ferdinand VII denied the legitimacy of the American government juntas and great armies loyal to the royals were summoned, though most of the soldiers were Americans.The Spanish American wars of independence were the numerous wars against Spanish rule in Spanish America with the aim of political independence that took place during the early 19th century, after the French invasion of Spain during Europe's Napoleonic Wars.
The American Revolution is usually seen as being the same thing as the American War for Independence, starting in with the battle of Lexington and ending in with the treaty of Paris.
Spanish-American War, , brief conflict between Spain and the United States arising out of Spanish policies in Cuba.
It was, to a large degree, brought about by the efforts of U.S. expansionists. It was, to a large degree, brought about by the efforts of U.S. expansionists. When the American Revolution began in , the American colonists were not yet fighting for independence from Britain.
Instead, they were attempting to preserve their rights as British citizens which had been violated by taxation and military oppression. Cuban Rebellion against Spain.
There were many factors which brought about the Spanish American War. The relations between Spain and the United States had been much disturbed by the state of affairs in Cuba, Since the s Cubans fighting for Cuban independence and Spanish forces and by the country was desolate, by some .
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