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Unit 3: Revolutions and Reaction

Lesson D: The Americas — Land of Revolutionary Opportunity

Activity 3: Class System in Latin America

By 1800, many people in social classes in the Americas were motivated to fight for independence and rights. Before you learn how different groups participated in the revolutions, review the major social classes of Latin America.

Directions: Select each section of the pyramid to learn about the major social classes in Latin America prior to independence. As you read, complete Part II of the Student Resource: Latin American Revolutions Graphic Organizer.

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Interactive IconDirections: Read each description and then drag the correct social class next to it. Use the buttons provided to check the latest move or, when you are done, check the whole question.