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The Iguala plan

The Iguala Plan , also known as the Trigarante Plan , was promulgated on February 24, 1821 , during the Mexican War of Independence , by Agustín de Iturbide , later Emperor of Mexico , and the revolutionary Vicente Guerrero . Its motto was: Religion, Independence and Unity .

At that time, Mexico was still part of New Spain , the Spanish colony that spanned parts of what is now the United States as well as what is now Mexico , Belize , Guatemala , El Salvador , Honduras , Nicaragua , Costa Rica and the Caribbean Islands . In order to end the state of colonial dependence, the plan called for the unity of all social classes in Mexico, which should achieve the independence of the nation from Spain under the umbrella of a single religion, the Roman Catholic . Independent Mexico was to become a constitutional monarchy based on the European model. Furthermore, equal rights for all residents of the national territory, regardless of class and ethnicity, were laid down in the agreement.

The Plan de Iguala was ratified on August 24, 1821, together with the Treaty of Cordoba concluded between Iturbide and the Spanish viceroy Juan O'Donojú in Córdoba (Veracruz) , and largely implemented.


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