Check Your Understanding Questions
What were the main social groups in Bourbon Spanish America?
What were the four geographical regions within Spain’s intendancy system in the 1700s?
What were the global ramifications of the Napoleonic Wars for Spain?
What was the result of the political distance between the Spanish American colonies and their home country during the Peninsular War?
What main social groups engaged in the Mexican War of Independence? What were their motivations?
What was the Plan de Iguala and its role in the first independent government in Mexico?
What effect did the 1812 earthquake in Caracas have on the Venezuelan independence movement?
Why did the abolition of slavery become a goal of Simón Bolívar’s independence movement?
What role did José de San Martín play in the Spanish American independence movements?
Why was Great Britain one of the first countries to recognize Brazil’s independence?
What did the “moderator” provided for in Brazil’s Constitution of 1824 do?