How was the Latin American Revolution different compared to Haitian, American, and the French? What did the Latin American Revolution accomplish that the others did not? With primary documents to...

How was the Latin American Revolution different compared to Haitian, American, and the French? What did the Latin American Revolution accomplish that the others did not? With primary documents to back it up.

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It is important to view the differences in context with regards to the events that took place in the different revolutions and the revolutionaries involved. The Latin American Revolution should be viewed in plural because there were different revolutions each led by different revolutionaries with differing ideologies.

The Latin American Revolutions differed with the French Revolution because Latin America was dealing with colonialism and imperialism by foreign countries. The French Revolution was by the people against the French monarchy and not external interference by other countries. The French Revolution was fought to overthrow the King while the Latin American Revolutions were fought to gain independence.

Some of the revolutionaries such as Simon Bolivar differed with ideals of the American, Haitian and the French Revolutions to establish democratic republics. A section of the Latin American Revolutionaries gravitated towards British system of monarchy and administration. They did not believe democracy would work in their countries.

After the Latin American Revolution, the church gained dominance while in the French Revolution the church lost its authority.

In the Haitian Revolution, the colonists presented little opposition compared to the violently opposed independence of Latin American countries by the colonists.