Presentation on theme: "Me llamo _______ Clase 8IM La fecha es el 14 de febrero del 2013 Propósito # 36: ¿Cómo era la vida en la Republica Dominicana durante la era de Trujillo?"— Presentation transcript:
Me llamo _______ Clase 8IM La fecha es el 14 de febrero del 2013 Propósito # 36: ¿Cómo era la vida en la Republica Dominicana durante la era de Trujillo? Actividades: Terminar el PPT The Era of Trujillo Assignment of PROJECT GROUPS Distribution of instructions & rubric Tarea # 36: In English, write a brief (10-12 sentence) reflection on what you have learned so far about the Era of Trujillo. Start working on your PROJECT with your group. Project is due THURSDAY, MARCH 14
Rafael Trujillo The Dominican Dictator and His Era of Tyranny
Las hermanas Mirabal The Mirabal sisters are one example of the tragedies that occurred in the era of Trujillo. Minerva, Patria, Maria Teresa, and Dede Mirabal were a group of sisters who stood up against Trujillo and did not allow him to control their beliefs and actions. The Mirabal sisters along with their husbands set up an underground movement to overthrow the evil tyrant. The sisters and their husbands were imprisoned and tortured for conspiring against Trujillo. The sisters were eventually released, while their husbands remained imprisoned.
Las hermanas Mirabal (cont.) On November 25, 1960 Maria Teresa, Minerva, and Patria Mirabal along with their driver were returning from visiting their imprisoned husbands when they were stopped on the road by some of Trujillos men. The sisters and the driver were murdered in a field off the road and it was presented to the public as a car accident. Everybody knew the sisters as Las Mariposas and saw through the so called accident. Las Mariposas were heroes to the Dominican people and this assassination by Trujillo enraged the people. The movement against Trujillo that the Mirabal sisters helped to establish only grew stronger in their death. Their courage proved to the Dominican people that they needed to fight the tyrant and his goons.
In memory of the murder of the Mirabal sisters, November 25 is now the official International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The end of a tyranny On May 30, 1961 Rafael Trujillo was murdered in his car by a group of assassins. This assassination was the culmination of the efforts of the Mirabal sisters, the Catorce de Junio Movement, and all the Dominican people who did not allow Trujillo to keep them from standing up for their beliefs and opinions.