WHY WAS LATIN AMERICA READY FOR REVOLUTION DURING THE 1800’S?
Three primary source documents and questions.
The first document takes a look at Simon Bolivar and here are the questions that follow
1. Why did Bolivar believe the timing was right to revolt against Spain?
2. Why was it easy to convince the other social classes of Latin America to rebel against the Europeans?
The second doc deals with Jose De San Martin and these are the questions that follow.
1.How can the idea of nationalism become a powerful motivator for the people of Latin America?
The last document asks students to evaluate whether or not the Latin American Revolution was a success or a failure.
There is also a rubric available on this handout.