Jose Gervasio Artigas

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An overview of the historical contributions of Bolivar, San Martin, and OHiggins sets the stage to explore the struggles of Latin American independence from Spain.Of all heroes, Jose Gervasio Artigas is the least known. He is. however, the one who personified not only military genius, but a vision of democracy parallel to the greatest thinkers of his time, combined with unwavering courage of his convictions.

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Jose Gervasio Artigas

  1. 1. Jose Gervasio Artigas<br />The Unsung Hero<br />
  2. 2. Background<br />Who was he?<br />
  3. 3. Facts<br />Simón JoséAntonio de la SantísimaTrinidad Bolívar Palacios y Blanco was born in Caracas (Venezuela) July 24, 1783 and died in Santa Marta (Colombia) December 17, 1830.<br />JoséFrancisco de San MartínMatorras was born February 25, 1778 in Yapeyu, Corrientes (Argentina) and died August 17, 1850 in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. <br />
  4. 4. Facts (Cont.)<br />Bernardo O’Higgins Riquelme was born in Chillan, Chile, either in 1776 or 78 and died in Lima, Perúin 1842.<br />JoséGervasio Artigas Arnal, was born June 19, 1764 in Montevideo (Uruguay), also, like the other three, from a well to do family, and died in Paraguay after a long exile, in 1850. <br />
  5. 5. South America<br />
  6. 6. Simón Bolívar<br />
  7. 7. Joséde San Martín<br />
  8. 8. Bernardo O’Higgins<br />
  9. 9. JoséGervasio Artigas<br />
  10. 10. Cuerpo de Blandengues<br />
  11. 11. El Exodo<br />
  12. 12. Instrucciones del AñoTrece<br />Instructions to the five deputies dated April 13, 1813: twenty in total:<br />Complete independence from Spain.<br />System of government will be confederation.<br />Civil and Religious Liberty.<br />Goal of Government to conserve equality, liberty, and security of its citizens; each province will establish its Government on these basis.<br />Establishment of three separate powers: Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary.<br />The Central Government will only have power over general state business; the rest belong to each province.<br />
  13. 13. Purificación<br />
  14. 14. David and Goliath<br />The Great Conspiracy<br />Treinta Años de Exilio<br />
  15. 15. El Mausoleo de Artigas<br />
  16. 16. Quotes<br />No venderé el ricopatrimonio de los Orientales al bajoprecio de la necesidad.<br />Mi autoridademana de vosotros, y ellacesa ante vuestrapresenciasoberana.<br />Sean los Orientales tan ilustradoscomovalientes.<br />
  17. 17. Reference<br />JoséGervasio Artigas: Gaucho y Confederado (1988) by Manuel LucernaSalmoral<br />
  18. 18. THE END<br />

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