Monday, June 07, 2004

Chilpancingo, Congress Of

(September - November 1813), meeting held at Chilpancingo, in present Guerrero state, Mex., that declared the independence of Mexico from Spain and drafted a constitution, which received final approval (Oct. 22, 1814) at the Congress of Apatzing�n. Jos� Mar�a Morelos y Pav�n, who called the congress at Chilpancingo, had assumed leadership of the Mexican independence movement after


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