Revolutions

Simòn Bolívar and Jose de San Martin met for the first and only time in July 1822 

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In 1822, Antonio Jose Sucre and Simon Bolivar liberated Quito and made Gran Colombia whole. 

 

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Lord Thomas Cochrane turned out to be the key to Peru. 

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José de San Martín gets zonked on opium and marches through the Andes. 

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On June 24, 1821 the Battle of Carabobo secured permanent independence for Venezuela. 

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Do not buy land in Poyais. 

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In 1820 a mutiny in Cádiz changed the course of Spanish American history. 

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In July 1819 Bolívar led a legendary march into the mountains to liberate New Granada once and for all. 

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In January 1818 Simón Bolívar met José Antonio Páez. The War of Venezuelan Independence would never be the same. 

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With an assist from the Republic of Haiti, Simon Bolivar launched a new expedition to Venezuela in 1816.

 

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Enter José de San Martín and Bernardo O'Higgins. 

 

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The restoration of King Ferdinand VII spelled big trouble for Spanish American Independence. 

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In 1814 Simón Bolívar met the Legions of Hell. It wasn't pretty. 

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Simón Bolívar left Venezuela in 1812. He came back in 1813. 

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Things did not go well for the First Venezuelan Republic. 

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in 1810 Simón Bolívar brought Francisco de Miranda home. 

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Further unrest plagued Spanish America in 1809 as the situation deteriorated back in Spain. 

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In May 1808 Napoleon deposed the Spanish Monarchy.

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1n 1806, two invasions of South America tested the waters of independence. Also, Bolívar swears to liberate his country or die trying. 

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Enter Bolívar. 

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After Columbus "discovered" America the Spanish built up an empire upon which the sun never set. 

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After the Seven Years War the Spanish American Empire was hit with an array of revolts. Also six degrees of Francisco de Miranda. 

 

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After the Bourbons came to power they reformed the Spanish Empire and along the way created the Viceroyalty of New Granada. 

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1806-Present. Enjoy.

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After declaring independence, Jean-Jacques Dessalines ordered the extermination of the white French. 

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Done at the headquarters of Gonaives, the first day of January 1804, the first year of independence.

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The new nation of Haiti was born on New Years Day 1804.

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In the summer of 1802 the worst Yellow Fever epidemic on record hit Saint-Domingue--making it very difficult to re-impose slavery. 

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With the massive expedition he assembled, Bonaparte reckoned it would take three months to retake Saint-Domingue.

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In 1801 Toussaint Louverture annexed Santo Domingo and promulgated a new constitution without permission from France. First Consul Bonaparte was not amused. 

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From 1799-1800 Toussaint Louverture and Andre Rigaud fought a civil war for control of Saint-Domingue. 

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Toussaint Louverture began to craft an independent foreign policy for Saint-Domingue in 1798.

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In 1797, Touissant used the conservative victory in the elections of Year V to solidify his own position in Saint-Domingue.

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By mid-1796, Toussaint Louverture had no rival on Saint-Domingue. Then Sonthonax came back.

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From the summer of 1794 to the summer of 1795, the future of Saint-Domingue hung in the balance.

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In February 1794, the National Convention not only ratified the emergency emancipation of the slaves, they extended it even further.

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Le Cap burns. White colonial rule ends. The slaves are freed.

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The Second Commission was supposed to implement the Law of April 4 and defeat the slave uprising. This turned out to be harder than they thought.

 

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With slave revolts and civil war erupting in Saint-Domingue, the Legislative Assembly abolished all racial distinctions on April 4, 1792. 

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First the whites revolted. Then the free coloreds revolted. Then the slaves REALLY revolted.

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