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Independence as nations Although Haiti America and France begin their independence around the same time era their ways of receiving their independence was very much identical Social classes have a huge impact on the status of a country The way that these social classes influenced these countries were the direct cause of their independence The people and the ideas of those people would cause a spark of events leading to an independent country Well if independence is the question then it is necessary to focus on what had been happening in the colonial period in the Americas Haiti and France With the development of the European colonies there were also new systems of government Although the colonies belonged to the European countries the leaders who actually governed the region were located in the New World far away from Europe As such little by little the leaders of colonial America realized that they had different interests from those who established the rules for the region In the case of Latin America there was also the issue of different social groups the peninsulares those born in Spain or Portugal traditionally had maintained political control in the region but the growth of the criollo those of European blood but born in the Americas and the mestizo those born of mixed European and Indian blood populations represented a reasonable test to this power After three centuries independence movements began to spread throughout the region at the end of the 18th century from Virginia to Argentina Beginning with the American Revolution in 1776 the ideas of freedom equality and independence were transformed into armed struggles against the powers of Great Britain Spain France and Portugal In each region there were revolutionary leaders who stood out Thomas Paine Thomas Jefferson and George Washington in the US Simn Bolivar and Jos de San Martin South America Miguel Hidalgo and Jos Morelos Mexico The desire for political and economic independence
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