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Unit 3: Revolutions and Reaction

Lesson D: The Americas — Land of Revolutionary Opportunity

Activity 2: Latin American Revolutions

Revolutionary events throughout Europe and North America offered many groups in Latin America the opportunity to challenge many of the forces that controlled colonial Latin America. These challenges were fueled by the Enlightenment, nationalism, and revolutionary ideals.

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Presentation Activity - Revolution in Colonial Latin America

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Forces such as nationalism and the revolutionary ideals of the Enlightenment played a significant role in Latin American independence movements. In the next activity, you will learn more about the role of specific groups during these revolutions.