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Mexico - War of Independence

Mexico – War of Independence is an interactive lesson plan that covers the fight of Miguel Hidalgo for independence of Mexico from Spain. He is followed in his fight by Jose Morelos and finally Agustin Iturbide, who finally wins freedom for the Mexican people.


LESSON 17: Mexican War of Independence Part of the Spanish American wars of independence Collage Independencia.jpg Clockwise from top left: Miguel Hidalgo, José María Morelos, Embrace of Acatempan between Iturbide and Guerrero, Trigarante Army in Mexico City, Mural of independence by O'Gorman

Vicente Guerrero, Revolutionary General in the Mexican War of Independence against Spain, First Black (Afro-Mexican) President in North America


Mexican War for Independence - Battle of Medina

Mexican War for Independence - Texas was once a part of Mexico and impacted by its history. How did the war for Mexican Independence from Spain impact Texas? In this lesson, students will learn about the Mexican Independence movement, Father Hidalgo, the expedition of Gutiérrez and Magee and the Battle of Medina.


War Part 1: In the picture above is the Mexican war of independence. Mexico has been in many wars in the past, but this one was one of the most important. The mexican war of independence was a movement for what Mexico used to be called, New spain. Mexico was one of the first countries to fight against Spain. Spain wanted Mexico’s territory, but Mexico didn’t want to give that territory up to Spain. So they went into a war from 1810 to 1821. So they went into a war from 1810 to 1821.

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest, launches the Mexican War of Independence with the issuing of his Grito de Dolores, or “Cry of Dolores,” The revolutionary tract, so-named because it was publicly read by Hidalgo in the town of Dolores, called for the end of 300 years of Spanish rule in Mexico, redistribution of land, and racial equality.


Texas History. Written by Mary Dodson Wade (2008). Reading level 3-5; Accelerated Reader. " In this book, you'll find information about the first American settlers in Texas and what drove them to declare their independence from Mexico. You will learn about Texas's role in the Mexican War and the Civil War. And, you'll learn how cowboys and oil wells came to shape the economy and image of the Lone Star state." (Website)