Miguel Hidalgo and Mexico

Miguel Hidalgo and
Raniesha Thomas
Estela Ayala
Melissa Arroyo
Mohammed Saleh
Miguel Hidalgo Birth and
Miguel Hidalgo was
born in 1753. He was
one of the oldest kids
in his family. He was
second of 11 kids.
He went to a Jesuits
school with one of his
Miguel and the Mexican War of
Miguel kicked off Mexico’s struggle for independence from Spain on September 16, 1810 when he issued his famous
“Cry of Dolores” in which he exhorted Mexicans to rise up and throw off Spanish tyranny. For almost a year , he led the
independence movement , battling Spanish forces in and around Central Mexico. Hidalgo was captured and executed
in 1811 , but others picked up the struggle and Miguel Hidalgo is considered the father of the country to this day. Miguel
was an unlikely revolutionary. well into his 50’s he became a parish priest and noted theologian with no real history of
insubordination.Inside the quiet priest beat the heart of a rebel , however , and on september 16, 1810 he took to the
pulpit in the town of Dolores and demanded that the people take up arms and free their nation.
1. Miguel hidalgo y Costilla a was a mexican Catholic priest who called for
revolution against the spanish on September 16, 1810.
2. Father hidalgo rang the church bell to announce revoultion against the
3. The anniversary of his call is celebrated as Mexico’s independent Day.
4. Mexican priest and a leader of the Mexican War of Independence.
5. He marched across Mexico and gathered an army of nearly 90,000 poor
farmers and Mexican civilians who attacked and killed both Spanish
Peninsulares and Creole elites.
1. These troops ran into a clan of 6,000 well trained and armed Spanish
troops, and most fled or were killed at the Battle of Calderón Bridge on 17
January 1811, Hidalgo was executed by a firing squad on 30 July 1811 at
Chihuahua, Chihuahua.
Miguel Hildalgo led the Mexican Independence movement against Spanish rule in 1810 and
unleashed a torrent of political passions that rocked Mexico for the first sixty years of its history as a
nation. Spanish Troops intercepted Hildalgo and Catholic authorities happily stripped him of his
ecclesiastical protections. He did before a firing squad in Chihuahua in the summer of 1811 but the
forces he had released would ravage Mexico for decades. Mexico gained its independence in 1821.
1. of or relating to the Christian Church or its
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