Dating el salvador
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.