Dating el salvador

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They gained support from the Indians and landless peasants by promising to end the abuses committed by landowners.

However, in February of that year, a revolution in Mexico ousted the emperor, and a new congress granted independence to the Central American provinces.

The encomienda system obliged Indians to work for the Spanish in order to pay a large tax.

At the top of the colonial hierarchy were the Peninsulares , Spaniards born in Spain.

The indigenous peoples were exploited and mistreated.

Independence from Spain (1821) was sought by criollos who were inspired by the American and French revolutions.

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