What were the causes of the American War for Independence? What was revolutionary and what was not?
What were the causes of the French Revolution? Describe the three estates, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, and the Reign of Terror. How did the French Revolution differ from the American Revolution?
What role did women play in the French Revolution and what was the impact?
Describe the social classes on Saint Domingue in the late 1700’s. Who was Toussaint L’ouverture and what role did he play in the Haitian Revolution? What was distinctive about the Haitian Revolution?
How were the Spanish American revolutions shaped by the American, French, and Haitian revolutions that happened earlier? Who led the Spanish American revolutions? Why was it apparently impossible to unite the various Spanish colonies to create a United States of Latin America? What was the purpose of Bolivar’s Jamaica Letter?
Describe the economic, social, and political conditions of Latin America following independence. What is a caudillo? What were the materials/products that were exported to industrializing countries from Latin America during this time?
Documents to Know (know who wrote them, when, and what was their purpose):