HIS 112
Unit 7: Latin and Central America in Revolt


Photo of the monument to Jose Gervasio Artigas (1764-1850), the national hero of Uruguay, located in Montevideo; photo credit: Carlos Bracamonte, 2017.

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What you must do in this unit
  • Read chapter 18 and 23 in the textbook.
  • Check the course notes on Latin and Central America in Revolt. Watch my short video on the impact of disease in the Americas.
  • Study the Questions to Consider and the Key Terms for the unit.
  • Post (or respond) with your thoughts/ideas/comments in the discussion board in Canvas: What prompted revolts in Latin and Central America in the early nineteenth century (5 points)?
What you can do in this unit Some videos that you can watch for this unit Extra Credit Options
  • For up to 10 points of extra credit, read the Monroe Doctrine (1823) and write a paragraph in which you explain the justification for American imperialism.
  • For up to 10 points of extra credit, read Simón de Bolívar (1783-1830): Message to the Congress of Angostura (1819) and write a paragraph in which you examine Bolivar's rationale for his resistance and his political ideas. You could also read his Jamaica Letter (1815) for his political ideas.
  • For extra credit, please suggest a relevant website for this unit of the course.  Send your instructor the title of the site, the URL and a brief explanation why you find the information interesting and applicable to the material being studied this unit.
Unit Learning Objectives
  • Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to (1) identify some of the key factors that led to revolution throughout Latin and Central America and (2) explain the importance of key revolutionary leaders.

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