* Please make it simple and free of plagiarism

Chasteen, Chapter 4 and 6

Garcia and Garcia 8


1. Respond to the basic questions for the assignment.

4. Written assignment should be 2 pages in length.

5. The paper must be typed double-spaced and 12 font size.

6. Cite the readings and/or class notes: You should follow the author, date, and page system within the paper,  for example, (Chasteen 2000, 3), (Garcia 2001, 10). Provide a bibliography at the end of the paper ( use the Chicago Style, instructions in Canvas).

7. Include a title page, with your name, class number, and quarter and a separate page with a bibliography.

8. There should be no hand written notes/information on the paper. Neatness of the paper will be graded.

9. Any form of plagiarism will not be allowed.


Chasteen, Chapter 4 (Independence)

1. The Wars for Independence in Latin American reflected the diverse ethnic and racial make up of the population. Who were the main protagonists (main actors) in the struggle against the Spanish Empire? In Latin America, who was fighting for independence?–in your response identify the protagonists along race (indigenous, mestizos, criollos, españoles or peninsualares and class interests (merchants, landowners, occupations, etc). Use real people involved in the struggle to support your response—for example, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla—was he an indigenous person? Criollo? Mestizo?Peninsular? What about the other participants in the independence movement?

Chasteen, Chapter 6 (Progress)

2. In the post 1850 period Latin America the political climate moved towards a new idea: “progress”. How does the Mexican liberal reform movement illustrate this particular historical period in Latin America? What was the liberal reform movement? What types of laws or policies were central to the liberal reform movement? Be specific in the discussion of laws and policies of the liberal reform movement.

Garcia and Garcia, Chapter 8 in Memory Community and Activism

1. In the article on the Catholic Church in Eastern Washington, what do we learn about the clash between the Mexican origin communities, White Catholics, and the Catholic Church? How did the Catholic Church treat the Mexican origin population in Eastern Washington? Was it a conflictive or peaceful relationship?What are the names of the various political movements inside the Catholic church? What did those movements emphasize (ideas, political strategies) in their connection to the Latina/o community?


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