In this essay I will attempt to succesffully describe the life of Father Miguel Hidalgo, and his great accomplishments in the Mexican Independence movement. I will also talk about Dona Josefa and the role she played in Hidalgos life. Hidalgo was born on May 8,1753 in the city of corralejo, near the city of Guanajuato, Mexico. Miguel Hidalgo recieved his bachelors degree in theology and philosophy in 1773 from San Nicolas College. Hidalgo obtained his title of priest in 1778. In 1803, Miguels elder brother passed away, and he was given the title of priest of Dolores. Hidalgo always had a great intrest in politics, economy, and the advancement of his town Dolores. For example, he tries introducing different method of agriculture, including grapes and olives, which was prohibited in Mexico. Miguel Hidalgo was known as the father of Mexican Independence as it’s said that his movement started it all. Hidalgo is most known for the “Cry of Dolores” or “El Grito de Dolores” where is known that he rung the churchs bell announcing that it was time to revel agaisnt the Spanish forces. Miguel was very successful with his rebellion, taking over cities like Guanajuato, near his home town, and other major cities west of Mexico City. Miguel hesitated to attack the capital, and its written in history that he had lost a valuable opportunity that cost him the success that he aspired. Soon after his hasitation, his followers started diminishing. On January 17, 1811, Miguel was defeathed at the battle of Calderon Bridge, right outside of the city of Guadalajara. After his defeat Hidalgo fled noth, hoping to get into the United States or hide in the northen Mexican states, but he was caught, stripped from his prist title, and executed by a firing squad. Although his accomplishments did not last very long, his name was heard all around Mexico and he became the symbol of independence and gave Mexicans hope for a brighter future. On September 16, the anniversary of Grito de Dolores is celebrated, known now, as Mexicos Independance Day. Dona Josefa was a Mexican patriot, also known as La Corregidora, a heroic figure of the Mexican Independance. She was born in Valladolid, what is now known as Morelia, in 1768. Dona Josefa Married Miguel Domiguz, a widower who often visited her very prestiguies school, Colegio de Las Vizcainas, a school that was recommended to criollos, sons of Spaniards born in New Spain. With Miguel Dominguez she had 14 children. Miguel was the magistrate of Queretaro, where they resided. La Corregidora of Queratero was by far of the most important keys figure in the Mexican Independence. She…
Chicano Students and the Courts: The Mexican American Legal Struggle for Educational Equality
By Richard R. Valencia
New York University Press
New York: New York University Press, 2008, Pp 480.
Reviewed by Jerrald S.S. Eldridge
Eldridge, Jerrald. Review of Chicano Students and the Court: The Mexican American Legal Struggle for Educational Equality. By Richard R. Valencia. New York: New York University Press, 2008. Pp 480.
Mexican Americans have played an integral role in the struggle…
wanted their civilians to rule, but Mexico want to control Texas.
The main goal that Mexico had was to make Texas more Mexican. When Teran was in Texas he came to discover that the more north he traveled in Texas the less and less it looked Mexican. Teran knew that he had to do something now or Mexico would lose Texas forever. He had tried sending Mexican troops to Texas to collect taxes from the settlers, and another one of their tasks that he sent them to do was to stop the immigration…
1.The mexican revolution, part I 0 1910-1920 by Dan Botz , p25
In a nation of 15 million, a shocking
one million were killed while two
million migrated to the United States
to escape the violence
effects: The nation established public schools,
recognized labor unions, and distributed
land to peasant villages and indigenous communities
REFERENCE: La Botz, Dan. Against the Current. 2010. Print.
2.”Villa and Zapata: A History of the Mexican Revolution” by Frank Mc Lynn,
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Long ago there was a greedy prince, who wanted nothing more than the perfect kingdom and the perfect wife. Prince Albert lived in a huge kingdom and in the middle of the forest, it was his beautiful castle and it had more hall ways and bed rooms than the smartest man in the land could count. He interviewed and flirted with the most beautiful girls ever imaginable buy none of them were good enough for the greedy Prince. One day he met a tall, blond, beautiful girl with an English accent. She was perfect…
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Father hidalgo who was part of a conspiracy group, a priest and as well teacher was in Dolores on September 15th 1810 with military commander Ignacio Allende when he had heard that the conspiracy had already been found out. He moved rapidly and immediately rang the church bells announcing his strike for independence and gathered an army of 600 local city men who are now known as the “Cry of Dolores”. Hidalgo who was a priest was a very wise man, he had access to written warp that nobody could get…
A Mexican Revolution Hero
I decided to research Emiliano Zapata. I decided to write about him because I am familiar about
what he had done and I have a basic knowledge of him. First, I choose The Mexican Civil
Rights, more formally known as The Mexican Revolution. Zapata had contributed to the
revolution in many ways but his most famous reasons were by reclaiming the Indians land, fight
alongside Pancho Villa,…