Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free
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from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: People
From San Pedro Sula, People From Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazn,
David Suazo, scar Andrs Rodrguez Maradiaga, Juan Lindo, Augusto
Monterroso, Mara Josefa Lastiri, Rigoberto Gmez, Rocsi, Luis
Arcangel Ramos Colon, Juan de Ugarte, Jorge Arturo Reina Idiquez,
Julio Csar Arz, scar Acosta. Excerpt: General Francisco Morazn (:
October 3, 1792 September 15, 1842) was a general and a politician
who ruled several Central American states at different times during
the turbulent period from 1827 to 1842. He rose to prominence at
the legendary Battle of La Trinidad on November 11, 1827. Since
then, and until his execution in 1842, Morazn dominated the
political and military scene of Central America. In the political
arena, Francisco Morazn was recognized as a visionary and great
thinker, as he attempted to transform Central America into one
large and progressive nation. He enacted liberal reforms in the new
Federal Republic of Central America, including freedom of the
press, speech and religion. Morazn also limited church power by
making marriage secular and abolishing government-aided tithing.
These reforms made him some powerful enemies, and his period of
rule was marked by bitter infighting between liberals and
conservatives. But through his military skills, Morazn was able to
keep a firm grip on power until 1837, when the Federal Republic
became irrevocably fractured. This was exploited by the
conservative leaders, who rallied around the leadership of Rafael
Carrera and in order to protect their own interests, ended up
dividing Central America into five nations. Jos Francisco Morazn
Quezada was born on October 3, 1792, in Tegucigalpa (then in the
Captaincy General of Guatemala, now the capital of Honduras) during
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