DBQ5: Independence in Latin America



In the 1900s Mexican artist Diego Rivera painted enormous murals throughout Mexico City.  This section of Rivera's mural in the city's National Palace shows the history of Mexico.  Rivera depicts Father Hidalgo and other prominent figures in Mexico's struggle for independence standing above the eagle in the center of the mural.

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a. How does Rivera represent the leaders of the Mexican Revolution?
b. How does Rivera represent the people of Mexico in this mural?


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