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Latin America

  • 300

    The Mayas

    The Mayas
    Classic Maya culture developed in three regions in Mesoamerica.By far the most important and most complete urban developments occured in the lowlands in the Central region of southern Guatemala.
  • 400

    The Nazca Lines

    The Nazca Lines
    The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert of Peru.They have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Jan 1, 800

    The Dresden Codex, Maya Book

    The Dresden Codex, Maya Book
    The Dresden Codex is the pre-columbian Maya Book of the eleventh or twelfth century of the Yucatecan Maya in Chichen Itza.
  • Jan 1, 1100

    Aztec History

    Aztec History
    The center of the Aztec civilization was the Valley of Mexico, a huge, oval basin about 7,500 feet above sea level.
  • Jan 1, 1200

    The Civilization of the Incas

    The Civilization of the Incas
    The Incas ruled a land that was a little bigger than Peru, most of which wa made up of two parallel mountain ranges with high plateaus.Most of the land is 3,000 meters above sea level.
  • Jan 1, 1430

    Machu Picchu

    Machu Picchu
    Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 (8,00) meters above sea level.
  • Jan 1, 1466

    Montezuma 2, Emperor of the Aztecs

    Montezuma 2, Emperor of the Aztecs
    Montezuma 2 was an Aztec ruler, leader of the Aztec Triple Alliance from c. 1502-1520. He is famous for being the ruler of the Aztec Empire at the start of the Spanish Conquest in Mexico.
  • Jan 1, 1475

    Pizarro the Conquistador

    Pizarro the Conquistador
    Francisco Pizarro was a Conquistador who seized the Inca empire for Spain.
  • Jan 1, 1502

    Atahualpa,Incan Empire

    Atahualpa,Incan Empire
    Atahualpa, the last Incan ruler, favorite son of Huayna Capac.At his fathers death he received the kingdom of Quito while his half- brother, the legitimate heir Huascar, inherited the rest of the Incan empire.
  • Jan 1, 1519

    De Soto,Discovers Mississippi River

    De Soto,Discovers Mississippi River
    Hernando De Soto served under the Spanish adventurer, Francisco Pizarro for 13 years.Young and ambitous, he made his mark as a slave trader and made a fortune in Nicaragua and Panama through partnerships with Hernan Ponce de Leon and Francisco Companon.
  • Jan 1, 1565

    Spanish Colonization

    Spanish Colonization
    Since Spain was far from the country, the spanish king ruled the Islands through the viceroy of Mexico, which was then another Spanish colony.
  • Central America Independence

    Central America Independence
    In 1811, independence movements brokr out in El Salvador in reactions to the events in the Peninsular War and again in 1814 after the restoration of Ferdinand VII.
  • United Provinces of Central America

    United Provinces of Central America
    In 1823, the nation of Central America was formed. It was intended to be a federal republic modeled after the United States of America.
  • Francisco Morazan

    Francisco Morazan
    General Francisco Morazan was a general and politition who ruled several Central American States at different times during the turbulent period from 1827 to 1842.
  • Mexican- American War

    Mexican- American War
    The Mexican- American War was an armed conflict between the U.S. and Mexico between 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas which Mexico considered part of it's territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution.
  • Pele'

    Pele'
    Edison Arantes do Nascimento, best known by his nickname Pele is a retired Brazilian footballer. He is widely regarded among soccer experts as one of the greatest soccer players of all time.
  • Diego Maradona

    Diego Maradona
    Diego Maradona is a former Argentine soccer player. He is said to be one of the greatest soccer professionals of his time. He now coaches the Argentine national soccer team where Lionel Messi plays.
  • Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi
    Lionel Messi is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team as a forward or winger. He is considered one of the best soccer players in the world of his generation.
  • Vicente Fox

    Vicente Fox
    He is a Mexican politician who served as the president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006.
  • Felipe Calderon

    Felipe Calderon
    Felipe de Jesus Calderon Hinojosa is the current president of Mexico. He assumed office on December 1, 2006 and was elected for a singl six year term through 2012.