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1. a) Why did Latin American countries want Independence from Spain (4 reasons)? c) Who was the liberator of Latin America and what areas did he liberate? d) What was the reason for start of the Spanish American War? e) What was the outcome of the Spanish American war?
i) all the resources were shipped to Spain leaving nothing for the creoles which made then fed up the Spanish rule and government
ii) Elites of Latin America wanted more control of their taxes and trade which they were deprived of
iii) They wanted more political power as they were excluded to make any political decisions
iv) There were unequal land distributions and political inequality between them and the indigenous peoples.
b) Simón Bolívar, was the liberator of Latin America. He liberated Venezuelan, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama from the Spanish Empire.
c) There were many reasons for the start of Spanish American war but the two main reasons which led to this were:
i) America supported the ongoing struggles and fights of Cuba and Filipinos against the Spanish rule
ii) The US sent ships to Cuba trying to free Cuba from Spanish rule.The U.S. battleship 'Maine' exploded in Cuban waters which killed nearly 260 people present on board. The pressure from U.S. newspapers, called "yellow journalism," and ordinary people, persuaded U.S. government to go to war.
d) Consequences of the war were:
i) Spain gained a lot from the intellect group of people and literary prominence besides the agricultural, industry and other developments
ii) This war helped the U.S. to become a world leader. They now possessed and controlled Caribbean and Hawaii
iii) In the Cuban constitution, U.S. was given concessions
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