With the help of this children's story about the Independence of Mexico, the little ones will be able to know a little more about the causes that gave rise to this historical event, to better understand who are some of the most remarkable characters of this nation and why they stood out in history.
With the help of this children's story about the Independence of Mexico, the little ones will be able to know a little more about the causes that gave rise to this historical event, to better understand who are some of the most remarkable characters of this nation and why they stood out in history. They can also explain much better the reason for celebrating certain national holidays and festivities.
We invite you to read together with your children and help them interpret the traces of the past that they made history in Mexico.
Enjoy this story for children about the Independence of Mexico
Back in 1500, Spain was a very powerful nation. Conquered and colonized a New World that later became known as America. In these new lands the Spaniards settled with their families and their children who were born in the colonies were called criollos.
Spaniards or wealthy peninsulares controlled trade eran and were owners of mines and haciendas. Some criollos inherited great fortunes; and, although many of them were trained in seminars and universities, the Spaniards always occupied the best positions. The Spaniards were the richest and controlled trade and politics. This was the situation when, in 1808,
the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Spain , dethroned King Charles IV and replaced his brother Joseph Bonaparte. When arriving at the New Spain news of what happened in the Peninsula, the Creoles said that they did not want to be governed by a Frenchman; they wanted to appoint a ruler from New Spain, but the peninsular Spaniards opposedThe criollos, meanwhile, came together to discuss the best way to govern themselves while returning to have a king in Spain. The authorities persecuted the criollos, and a group of them decided to start a conspiracy against the government. One day a group of conspirators who met in
house of the corregidor of Querétaro was surprised. The wife of the corregidor, Mrs. Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez, before being apprehended, could give notice to other conspirators in Dolores and in San Miguel el Grande. On the night of September 15 to 16, 1810 luego, after having been discovered
the conspiracy of Querétaro,the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla along with the generals Ignacio Allende and Juan Aldama decided to start the fight immediately. They urged the population of Dolores to rise up against the authorities of the Viceroyalty of New Spain, shouting "Long live the Virgin of Guadalupe! Down with bad government! Since then this event is known as the" Grito de Dolores " and it is considered the beginning of the independence movement of Mexico Version of the story "The Independence of Mexico 2010" published by the Humberto Muñoz Zazueta High School.