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Transcript of Miguel Hidalgo
In 1778, he became a Roman Catholic Priest.
He introduced new methods of farming, and started small industries, like pottery and brick making, in the town of Dolores.
By: Adan, Ramsis, Jose
Mexico now celebrates Independence Day on September 16
He is now an iconic figure to the Mexican people
Miguel's Early Life
Full Name: Don Miguel Gregorio Antonio Ignacio Hidalgo-Costilla y Gallaga Mandarte Villaseñor.
He was captured by the Spaniards in 1811 and killed on July 13
He earned a degree in theology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
He taught theology at St. Nicolas.
Battle of Guanajuato
Battle Monte de las Cruces
Battle of Calderon Bridge
In the early hours of Sep. 16, 1810 he called indigenous ppl. and mestizos to his church in the town of Dolores
Here he gave a speech known as the "Grito de Dolores" (Cry of Dolores)
The Movement to Mexican Independence
Today, late on Sep. 15, Mexico's president rings a bell and repeats the "Grito de Dolores"
He was born on May 8, 1753 near Guanajuato, Mexico.
His Family were Creoles. Creoles where Native Mexicans with Spanish decent.
Reasons why they listened to him.
The "cry" called for a rebellion against Spanish rule
They followed because the "Grito" was against the peninsulares.
Were tired of being ruled by someone.
Wanted to try something new.
"Long live religion! Long live our most Holy Mother of Guadalupe! Long live America and death to bad government!"
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