Independence around the World

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After the 13 colonies gained their independence, many of the America’s colonies was influenced by this revolution and took part into gaining their own independence just like Mexico’s independence, in which it shared some common and uncommon traits compared to the U.S. Independence. Some of the main commons and uncommon traits are the leaders, ideas, the independence experience, institutions and society. In August 1521 Hernan Cortes and his army of conquistadors conquered the Aztec empire and it is now known as Mexico. But the earliest revolt was led by Martin Cortes, an illegitimate son of Hernan Cortes. From this point many of the plots of revolt goal is to end the Spanish rule which was based from Criollos or Mexican born Spaniards known as peninsulars.[Footnote] These plots had been mainly approaching those who are Mestizos that were deprived of the most basic political and civil rights, to help them with their cause to end Spanish rule.[Footnote] The Revolution for the Mexican Independence began when Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla freed the prisoners in the town of Dolores and called the people to rebel by ringing the church bells on Sept 16, 1810.[Footnote] But sadly his influence was over when he was tricked and caught by the Spanish authority which ended up in an execution on July 30, 1811.[Footnote] Various factions of campaign began to emerge and continued the work Father Hidago started. But finally through the hard fought war, with command of Creole Colonel Agustin de Iturbide on September 28, 1821 the first independent government was formed. Now the American Revolution began after the French and Indian War, because the British used the 13 colonies as it source of money and replenish its drained treasury. T... ... middle of paper ... ...ican Revolutionary War." Mexican War of Independence vs American Revolutionary War. Find The Data, n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. . "Mexico's History: Independence from Spain." Mexico History Independence from Spain. Mexperience, n.d. Web. 22 Nov. 2013. . "Jose Maria Morelos." Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. . Politics in the Struggle for Mexican Independence:. N.p., 16 May 2013. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. . “The Struggle for Mexican Independence,” The History Channel website, (accessed Nov 24, 2013).
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