Modern Spain the 19th century (What was the Spanish War of Independence?…
Modern Spain the 19th century
How did the Modern Age begin?
The French Revolution began in 1789.
Power was separated into three branches
Louis XVI ruled as an absolute monarch
Ordinary people could vote, but only men
France became a republic
The centrals ideas were
Napoleon Bonaparte became emperor of France in 1804
He decided to conquer Spain as well
Napoleon signed the Treaty of Fontanebleau whith Godoy
What was the Spanish War of Independence?
It start on 2 May 1808 and ended in 1814
1812 approved a new constitution
Ordinary people can vote but only men
Was separated into legislative, executive and judicial power
The power of the monarchy was reduced
Freedom of the press was established
The Spanish Inquisition was abolished
The First Carlist War began in 1833 and ended in 1839
What happened to the Spanish Empire?
This was for two reasons
The colonists were influenced by the French Revolution.
Spain was busy against the French
Between 1810 and 1825 Spain's colonies became independent
The Spanish-American War
In 1898 Spain was fought a war the United States
Spain lost the last colony, Cuba
How did the economy and society change?
The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain
The steam engine are made in factories
Industry became more important that agriculture
These change happened more slowly in Spain
Mining was important in Asturias and in Rio Tinto
The steel industry developed in Pais Vasco
There were textile factories in Cataluna
Transport was also transformed by the steam engine
Trains powered by coal
Before the Industrial Revolution
After the Industrial Revolution