Simon Bolivar Essay

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Throughout Latin American History there have been several important leaders, but one leader in particular changed Latin American history forever. This particularly important early nineteenth-century leader was named Simón Bolívar. Simón Bolívar as a leader stood out from all the other leaders, because he played a crucial role in Latin American Independence. He was a revolutionary, an intellectual, and a visionary man that made Latin American independence successful during the nineteenth century.

Simón Bolívar was said to be a revolutionary during the period of the early nineteenth century because he wanted to change Latin America. His goal was to promote change and gain independence for the Latin American states from Spanish rule, and
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This is why he is also known as the liberator since he could be seen as the teacher of the vision and goals for his country he set out, and that the citizens where the students of the country that would join him and make these goals of independence work. The people of Latin America saw Simón Bolívar not only as a liberator, an intellectual, but also that he inspired beauty, nobility, and grandeur within its citizens. Since Simón Bolívar was one of the few that could read, write, and speak well, this played a crucial role in the independence movement in that Bolívar could make his intentions clear to the citizens of Latin America and make it easier on them to understand fully his intentions and if they should join him in this independence movement. People needed a liberator, a revolutionary, and someone that could guide them towards this goal of independence and that is exactly what Simón Bolívar did. Not only did he have the courage to try and overturn Spain’s power on Latin America, but he had the wisdom to accomplish his goals through the influence of his ideas on the people.

Though Simón Bolívar was seen as being a revolutionary and an intellectual, he was also seen,