Latin America History Timeline

  • Jan 6, 1325


    This is when Tenochtitlan was found,
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Discovery of America

    Discovery of America
    Christopher Colombus discovered America in 1492 in command of three ships: the Pinta, Nina, and the Santa Maria. He depared from Spain.
  • Jan 10, 1493

    Treaty Of Tordesillas

    This treaty essentially ceded Brazil to the Portuguese while keeping the rest of the New World for Spain, therefore laying the framework for the modern demographics of Latin America.
  • Jan 5, 1519


    Hernando Cortes landed in Mexico and took control of the aztecs.
  • Colombia

    this date comlombia got independence from spain with the help of simon bolovar.
  • El Salvador

    El Salvador
    This date was important because El Salvador got independence from spain.
  • Peru

    this is an important event for peru because it is the independence day.
  • Argentina and Brazilian war

    Brazil and Argentina fight for control of Uruguay.
  • Ecuador Gains Independence

    Ecuador Gains Independence
    Ecuador became an independent territory. Ecuador now celebrates independence in August the 10th.
  • Texas seceded from Mexico

    Texas seceded from Mexico
    The "Republic of Texas" was an independent nation, it bordered North America and part of Mexico. It existed untill 1836.
  • Slavery abolished in Brazil

    it was the last nation in the western hemisphere where they abolished slavery.
  • Pancho Villa

    Pancho Villa helps lead the Mexican revolution.
  • Mexico: Civil War

    Mexico: Civil War
    Mexico's Civil War started in 1910 and ended in 1920. The reason for the mexican civil war was because the mexican government refused to acknowledge the independence of Texas.
  • New president for Mexico

    New president for Mexico
    The new president is Francisco Madero, a liberal. Madero introduces land reform and labour legislation
  • Mexican revolution

    Mexican revolution ends.
  • Che Guevara

    Che Guevara
    Che Guevara was an Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary and cuban guerrilla leader. He was one of the most dengerous and powerful guy while he was alive. He died on October 9, 1967.
  • The Pri

    The PRI uses electoral fraud to prevent Cuauhtemoc Cardenas of gaining the presidency in Mexico
  • Civil War

    Peace agreement ends civil war in El Salvador.
  • President Fox

    President Fox
    President Vicente Fox wins the election for new president for Mexico.
  • Drugs

    New federal police force is formed to tackle drugs cartels.