Blaxicans And Other Reinvented Americans

Richard Rodriguez’s essay “Blaxicans and Other Reinvented Americans” explores the idea of what it means to be American in the United States. He discusses how people from Latin America have been reinventing themselves in order to become more American. He also talks about how this has led to a new understanding of what it means … Read more

Latin American Independence

The Spanish amassed great wealth and power in their American colonies through oppression, slavery and racism. An amazing variety of classes developed and created a social gap in the people. At the turn of the nineteenth century, the American-born population began to advance towards independence. The process did not happen over night. Instead, it developed … Read more

Independence of Latin America

In the 1800’s, Latin American countries won independence, but many new independent countries had trouble creating strong, stable governments. The Creoles played an important role in the independent movements. These countries won their independence through strong leaders and many other factors. As soon as these countries won their independence from Spain and Portugal, they did … Read more

The conquest of Latin America

The conquest of Latin America was out of greed and search for power and fame. Many civilizations nearly or did get wiped out due to the search for gold and other riches. It started out with Columbus looking for a faster water route going to the east that went to the Indies, for a more … Read more

Caudillo System in Latin America

The caudillo system established in Latin America after the wars for independence consisted of unstable transitional governments that achieved few of the goals recognized in an effective democratic government. Despite these shortcomings, the caudillo system maintained a predictable social order and prevented chaos. This system was the best available until the formation of a middle … Read more