Thursday, October 22, 2009

Simon Bolivar and Latin American Revolutions

Simon Bolivar was born on the date of July 24, 1783 and died on the date of December 17, 1830. He was known as a South American political leader. He was the president of Gran Colombia from 1819- 1830. He has got the following countries independence: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Bolivia.

In these countries he is referred as a national hero to them.On the date of August 6, 1825 at the
CONGRESS OF UPPER PERU, THE REPUBLIC OF BOLIVIA was created. Bolivar is one of few men to have a country named after him. It is such a prestige honor to have a country named after your name. I think the reason they named the country Bolivia after his name, was because he was a hero to them.

He got them their independence.He helped to defeat the country of Spain. Spain at that time had control of a lot of things. With the help of Simon Bolivar 6 countries gained their independence from Spain. He was fighting for independence of his country, and other countries around his.

What influenced Bolivar was the French and the Scottish Enlightenment and also the Greek.

No comments:

Post a Comment