HST 206 Week 3 The Quest for Independence

HST 206 Week 3 The Quest for Independence

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HST 206 Week 3 The Quest for Independence

This journal account is of the move toward independence by many Latin American countries. The journal is written from the viewpoint of a member of the Spanish government as he follows news of the many revolutions in the country’s Latin American colonies. In this journal entry he begins reflecting on revolution and the desire for independence and also on those things that might have acted as a catalyst for many of these countries to revolt against Spain’s rule.

Resources: University Library, Internet

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word journal entry as this member of the Spanish government who does the following:




Discusses the Enlightenment thinkers that influenced the development of these spreading revolutions, including American author Thomas Paine with his work Common Sense and French Enlightenment authors such as Voltaire and Rousseau


Discusses why independence and revolution might appeal to people


Considers revolutionary thought and the spread of these ideas throughout Latin America, in particular, through the Declaration of Independence from the United States and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen by the French revolutionaries


Compares similarities among the ongoing revolutions in various countries such as Venezuela, Columbia, and Ecuador


Compares these new revolutions with those closer to his home country such as the French Revolution and even the American Revolution


Cite a minimum of two sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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