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British North Americans were not the only group of European colonists in the Americas to rebel against their distant rulers in this era. Beginning in 1808, those in Spain’s vast American empire—spanning from Mexico in the north to Buenos Aires in the south; Peru in the west to the present-day coast of Venezuela in the east—rose up against Spanish rule.
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War nearly broke out between the United States and England when gold was discovered in the disputed boundary area of Venezuela and British Guiana. President Cleveland insisted on upholding the Monroe Doctrine, refusing to allow Great Britain to increase its territory.