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1 Revolutions in Europe & Latin America

2 Views of Enlightenment & French Revolution Figure Head of Movement
Europe after Napoleon Conservatives Vs. Liberals Monarch & Nobles Who should rule? Male Property Owners Stability and order Goals of Government Protect basic rights to liberty and property Monarchy Form of Government Republic with constitution and separation of powers Controlled by Nobles Economy Laissez Faire Established Church Religion Freedom of Religion Status-quo, return to pre-Revolution ways Views of Enlightenment & French Revolution Strongly supported both Prince Metternich Figure Head of Movement John Stuart Mill

3 What are Nationalists? What were they interested in?
Who: Balkans (Ottomans), Greeks (Ottoman). What: National groups who shared a common heritage, set out to win their own state. When: 1800s Where: Serbia, Greece, Spain, Portugal & Italy Why: This was an outgrowth of the Enlightenment and French Revolution.

4 More French Revolutions!!!
Louis XVIII’s Constitutional Monarchy France had a constitution (Charter of French Liberties) with a bicameral legislature, but still kept the monarchy in place. Conservatives UNHAPPY with constitution and wanted to restore the old regime. Liberals Slightly Unhappy, wanted more people involved in the government.

5 Charles X Brother of Louis XVIII (died in 1824)
Believer in Absolutism. Rejected his brother’s charter. Suspended the Legislature. Limited the right to vote. Restricted the press. French Revolution of 1830 Liberals & Radicals barricaded streets and fired on soldiers. They took control of Paris. A scared Charles abdicated and fled to England.

6 French Revolution of 1848 Causes Effects
Louis Philippe’s reforms helped only the rich, while workers still couldn’t vote. Poor harvests, bread prices soar, jobs lost. France ripe for Revolution. Effects Streets blocked in Paris. Forced Louis Philippe to abdicate. Bourgeoisie gained power and rights, peasants cry “Bread or Lead,” protestors attacked 1500 people killed. Right and left distrusted each other.

7 Louis Napoleon/Napoleon III
Nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte Presented himself as a man who cared about the workers, but his famous name helped with conservatives. 1852 he proclaimed himself emperor, taking the title Napoleon III, which ended the 2nd Republic. Used a plebiscite to gain/show approval, 90% of voters supported him.

8 “When France sneezes, Europe catches cold.”
Meaning – As French Revolutions occurred, they spread throughout Europe. Examples – Belgium & Poland after the 1830 Revolution. Austria, Italy & Germany after the 1848 Revolution.

9 Clemens von Metternich
Prince of Austria Very Conservative After 30 years of controlling politics he was forced to escape in disguise from student protestors. Government was forced to end serfdom and write a constitution. Austrian army regained control of Vienna.

10 Latin American Discontent

11 Causes of Discontent Ethnic & Social Hierarchy
Only Spanish born citizens could hold top jobs in government & church, others were angered by this. Slaves (Africans) longed for freedom. Other groups distrusted one another but banded together once independent creoles dominated.

12 Causes of Discontent Enlightenment Ideas
Read works of Voltaire, Rousseau & Montesquieu. Inspiration through other revolutions. Women involved, exchanging ideas. Napoleon Saw Napoleon invade Spain and oust king. Saw Spain’s weakness as an opportunity to reject foreign domination and demand independence from colonial rule.

13 Mexican Independence Creoles wanted independence but did not want too many changes. 1810 – Miguel Hidalgo a creole priest started revolution with “El Grito de Delores” speech. Mexicans supported Hidalgo until he tried to get rights for the Natives. A year after his speech, with his support gone, Hidalgo was captured and executed. Jose Morelos led the rebellion for 4 years until he was captured & killed in 1815. 1820 – Liberals forced the King of Spain to draft a constitution. Fearing a new government Agustin de Iturbide supported the revolutionaries and overthrew the Spanish in Mexico. This led to military rule for the next 100 years.

14 Simon Bolivar Beliefs / Who was he? An educated creole who admired the French and American Revolutions. What did he want? He dreamed of winning independence from Spain. Plan & “The Liberator” – Bolivar marched his army across the Andes and attacked the Spanish at Bogota with the help of the Ilaneros. Bolivar gained his nickname by freeing Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia.

15 Jose de San Martin Early beginnings Revolution Other Victories
Born in Argentina, San Martin went to Europe for military training. Revolution In 1816 he helped Argentina win their independence from Spain. Other Victories San Martin defeated the Spanish in Chile before moving into Peru, eventually working with Bolivar for a short time.

16 Brazil’s Independence
Napoleon’s Influence When Napoleon’s armies conquered Portugal, the royal family fled to Brazil. The king made many reforms and left his son Dom Pedro to rule. Pedro I gave Brazil its independence and he took the throne. He allowed a constitution, freedom of press & religion and elected legislation. Stayed a monarchy until 1889 when it became a republic.

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