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Jose de San Martin
Transcript of Jose de San Martin
+ Short biography San Matin was born in 1778,on the 25 of February, in Yapeyu and he died on 17 August in 1850
When he was six years old he and his family moved back to Spain.
He was educated at the Noble Seminary of Madrid and served in the Spanish army.
He fought his first battle on South American soil in 1813 for the royalist forces.
He later realized how bad the lower class people, slaves,and natives were treated in South America, he also realized that Argentina could not be free until the threat from the Viceroyalty of Peru ended.
He then went to the northern provinces to strengthen the anti-royalist movement.
In 1814 he got ill and lived a quiet life but he spend most of his time planning how to overthrow the Viceroyalty of Peru, Chile, and Argentina. Bernardo O'Higgins Around that time Jose had been reunited with his child hood friend, Bernardo O'Higgins.
O'Higgins had been forced out of Chile because of the defeat of the Battle of Rancagua.
He also had thousands of men with him who wanted to go back to Chile, overthrow the royalists, and win back Chile's independence. More about San Martin Years past where he: Laid his plans
Developed strategy and leadership skills
formed and trained an army. The army consisted of Chileans, Argentines, gauchos, mestizos, and slaves.
Tried to reach his goals is life.
And his daughter Mercedes was also born. Independence By 1816, the independence of the United Provinces of Rio de la Plata had been approved. In Buenos Aires Jose de San Martin had become a military commader willing to speak and act for independence. His army traveled across the Andes to Chile to help and support the revolutionary forces in that colony. After they fought and won many victories there, the patriot forces moved northward. Peru was still under spanish control and it's upper class had no interest in the independece movements at all. When San Martin's armies entered Peru, the Creole adherence was slowly won after many battles and victories, and the royalist forces were defeated and overthrown. Argentina Chile Peru S.S.A In 1825 all Spanish South America had gained their political independence. WHy is jose de san martin a hero?
He reached his goals in life.
He was open-minded to societies and spend time helping people he didn't even know.
The independence he gave to Argentina, Peru, and Chile changed many peoples' lives, like slaves, natives, and the lower class societies.
He was a leader and a risk taker.
He was just an ordinary person who did extraordinary deeds for others.
He is the national hero of Argentina
He is considered a hero today in many South American cuntries, and he is thanked by what he did.
Jose de San Martin is a hero because... Bibliography: N/A, Nina. "FREEDOM HERO: JOSE DE SAN MARTIN." Freedom Heroes. 18/6/2006. Web. 27 Jan 2011. Hamre, Bonnie. "José de San Martín." About.com. N.p., N/A. Web. 28 Jan 2011. "José De San Martín." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Ed. N/a N/A. Wikipedia, 27 Jan. 2011. Web. 29 Jan. 2011. "Gral. José de San Martín." General José de San Martín. Web. 29 Jan 2011. "José Bernardo O´Higgins." Masones de Hispanoamérica y Brasil. Web. 29 Jan 2011. Stearns, Peter N. World Civilizations: The Global Experience. 5th ed. n/a: Pearson Education, 2007. 566. Print. THEREFORE JOSE DE SAN MARTIN IS A REAL HERO! BY:Stella, Gulam, Yahn Lynch, John. The Spanish-American Revolution, 1808-1826. 1st ed. Toronto: Norton, 1973. 60-62. Print.