The Importance of Hidalgo and his friends in the Mexican Revolution Essay

Submitted By Mauricio-Lepe
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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