Latin America History

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  • Oct 11, 1492

    Columbus Discovers America

    Columbus Discovers America
    After little over a month at sea, Columbus' ships sighted land in what is now known as the Bahamas.Columbus arrived at his Bahamas landfall on October 12, then proceeded to Cuba on October 28.
  • Jul 30, 1517

    The Reformation

    Because of the Reformation much of the New World known as the Americas was shaped, missionaries increased throughout the world, and thinkers that rose up from the Renaissance and could proclaim their discoveries and believes with less fear of persecution.
  • Mexicos Fight for Independence

    Mexicos Fight for Independence
    The Mexican War of Independence was an armed conflict between the people of Mexico and the Spanish colonial authorities.
  • Democracy in Mexico

    Democracy in Mexico
    Democracy is established in Mexico with the election of the first president, Guadalupe Victoria. Slaver abolished.
  • Texas Declares Independence from Mexico

    Texas Declares Independence from Mexico
    Texas declares its independence from Mexico. Mexicans and Texans battle at the Alamo and San Jacinto.The Texas Declaration of Independence was produced, literally, overnight. Its urgency was important, because while it was being prepared, the Alamo in San Antonio was being taken by Santa Anna's army of Mexico.
  • Mexican American War

    Mexican American War
    The U.S. wins the Mexican-American War and gains Mexican territory. The land includes what are now Nevada and Utah, plus parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming and Colorado.
  • U.S invades Mexico

    U.S invades Mexico
    The U.S. invades Mexico and captures Mexico City; as stipulated in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico cedes present-day California and the Southwest to the U.S. lands south of rio grande for 15$ million.
  • Civil war in Mexico

    Civil war in Mexico
    Civil War breaks out in Mexico between the liberals and conservatives; Benito Juárezis elected president, the first Indian leader of a Spanish-American country.
  • Battle of Puebla/ Cinco De Mayo

    Is a holiday held on May 5 that commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
  • The War of the Pacific

     The War of the Pacific
    Chile and Bolivia went to war after spending decades bickering over a border dispute.After a series of major battles at sea and on land, the Chileans were victorious. As a result of the war, Chile gained the disputed coastal province and also gained the province of Arica from Peru.
  • The Triple Alliance

    The Triple Alliance
    The War of the Triple Alliance pits Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay against Paraguay.Each member promised mutual support in the event of an attack by any two other great powers, or for Germany and Italy, an attack by France alone.
  • U.S Declares War on Spain

    U.S Declares War on Spain
    The U.S. declares war on Spain and in victory gains dominion over Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Philippines, and Guam.
  • World War 1

    World War 1
    Was a major war centered on Europe that began in the summer of 1914.Between the allied forces and the central forces.
  • World War 2

    Was a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, which involved most of the world's nations, including all of the great powers, eventually the great powers joined into 2 groups the allied and the axis. Allied won war.
  • Cuban Revolution

    26th of July Movement victory overthrow of Batista regime beginning of Castro regime.
  • Berlin Wall comes down

    When the wall came down in 1989 it signified the end of communist rule and birth of the voice of the people.