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This time line shows the movements that Latin American countries did to gain their independence back from Europe.
Created by JonHolleran
on Mar 1, 2011
Last updated: 03/01/11 at 08:37 AM
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American Civil War broke out in latin america.
The first public call for indepenence was made in Southern Mexico by Miguel Hidalgo.
On september 16 the memebers of Hidalgos church were called to the churchyard. He then delivered a very popular speech. The speech was to fight for the peasants independence against the spanish.
The emperor of france (Napoleon) invaded portugal and spain. Both kings were in trouble. Spains king went to jail while the portugals kind ran off into Brazil. This is when Spain and Portugal were in serious trouble.
While the fight still continued for independence, Saint Domingue revolutionaires named their new country Haiti. They got their independence from France.
After Toussaint and the french general agreed to an armistice, the french broke the agreement. They sent Toussaint to jail. Later Toussaint died in jail.
When Napoloeon sent his french general to Hispaniola to take Toussaints colony from him. They fought for months. Finally Toussaint agreed with the french general to agree on an armistice.