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“We Are Now the True Spaniards”Sovereignty, Revolution, Independence, and the Emergence of the Federal Republic of Mexico, 1808-1824$
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Jaime Rodriguez O.

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804778305

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804778305.001.0001

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The Mexican Empire

The Mexican Empire

(p.268) Chapter 8 The Mexican Empire
“We Are Now the True Spaniards”
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This chapter examines the conflict between Agustín de Iturbide, who believed that he and his army had achieved independence, and the legislators, who were convinced that they represented national sovereignty. Although Iturbide forced the Mexican Cortes to appoint him emperor, he abdicated within a few months when the provinces rebelled against his authoritarian government.

Keywords:   Agustín de Iturbide, legislators, national sovereignty, Mexican Cortes, emperor

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