High taxes, oppressive working conditions, the Spanish had too many government positions, wealthy families had control over most of the economy (agriculture), slaves had to serve in the military. Napoleon overthrows the government.
between the Juntas and Royalist
They start building an army to get independence from Spain. Spain sent troops to stop uprisings.
Bolivar defeats the Royalist forces
He established Gran Colombia (Venezuela, Ecuador, and Colombia).
Bolivar wins major victory against Spanish troops at Carabobo.
Ecuador, and Venezuela separate from Gran Colombia to become totally independent.
Jose Antonio Paez was the first president of Venezuela.
Venezuela was torn by Civil War. 1870-1888 Guzman Blanco brought civil wars to an end. 1999 Venezuela adopts its current constitution