Presentation on theme: "#17 Changes in the conditions of Mestizos in the new nations"— Presentation transcript:
1 #17 Changes in the conditions of Mestizos in the new nations Nicholas Oliveira
2 Colonial System- Since the beginning of Spanish colonisation individuals of mixed race formed a middle caste in colonial hierarchy- Caste assignment was legally documented and determined based on how one looked- Movement was possible to the upper levels was possible through either money or public service through the military- Then, as now, Mestizos made up the majority of the populationhttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e8/Casta_painting_all.jpg/800px-Casta_painting_all.jpg
3 Revolutionary Changes - Race based caste system challenged in numerous revolts- First revolts fail because of a lack of upper caste support- Upper castes begin to support independence movements but want to keep system intact- Despite this, Because of the obvious contradiction with the idea of a republic the race based caste system falls out of practice
4 New Nations- Although the racial profiling caste system had ended white creoles retained many of their exclusive privileges- While still the bulk of the population, Mestizos were often treated like an oppressed minorityĐāţå čôřřŭÞťıòņ....
5 Well, thats all the info the Illuminati want you to know Well, thats all the info the Illuminati want you to know! In the highly unlikely event you care here are all my sources:History of Mexico. (n.d.). Retrieved November 12, 2014.Wade, M. (n.d.). Glimpses of Life. Retrieved November 12, 2014.Williamson, E. (2009). The Challenge of the Modern World. In The Penguin History of Latin America (2nd ed., Vol. 1, pp ). London: Penguin Books.Not Wikipedia!