Essay on The Rise of Simón Bolívar to Power in Venezuela

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Simón Bolívar was born July 24, 1783 in Caracas, Venezuela. He was born into a wealthy family, who took their money from rich gold and copper mines they owned in Venezuela. At the age of three Simón Bolívar's father died, then six years later his mother died. After the death of his parents, he moved to Spain in 1799 where he continued his education and married a daughter of a nobleman, María Teresa Rodríguez del Toro y Alaysa in 1803, who later died of yellow fever during a visit to Venezuela.
When Joseph Bonaparte was named king of Spain in 1807 by Napoleon, Bolívar joined the resistance movement, but upon seeing the example set by the Spanish patriots decided to export this new brand of nationalism to his native Venezuela. Upon
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Simón Bolívar was born July 24, 1783 in Caracas, Venezuela. He was born into a wealthy family, who took their money from rich gold and copper mines they owned in Venezuela. At the age of three Simón Bolívar's father died, then six years later his mother died. After the death of his parents, he moved to Spain in 1799 where he continued his education and married a daughter of a nobleman, María Teresa Rodríguez del Toro y Alaysa in 1803, who later died of yellow fever during a visit to Venezuela.
When Joseph Bonaparte was named king of Spain in 1807 by Napoleon, Bolívar joined the resistance movement, but upon seeing the example set by the Spanish patriots decided to export this new brand of nationalism to his native Venezuela. Upon returning he joined the resistance group based in Caracas and as a member of said group was part of Venezuela’s declaration of independence in 1810; later Bolívar traveled to Britain on a diplomatic mission seeking assistance for the new nation. After this Bolívar returned to Venezuela only to find that Venezuela’s movement for independence had fractured under ruthless Spanish repression. Bolivar began a military campaign to wrest control of Venezuela country from the Spanish. He and his follower’s invaded Venezuela from Colombia on May 14, 1813; this marked the beginning of his "Campaña Admirable," (Admirable Campaign) which resulted in the formation of the Venezuelan Second Republic later that year. Bolívar was hailed as “El Libertador” (The

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