Latin America Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1325


    The Aztecs built their capital city, called Tenochitilan, in the conter of Lake Texcoco. They believed that they were the chosen people of Huitzilopochtli. When Huitzilopochtli told them that they would live on the island in the center of Lake Texcoc, that being the reason they built it there.
  • Jan 1, 1466


    The ninth ruler of Tenochitilan. He was killed early in the Spanish Conquest of Mexico. People say he was weak-minded and indecisive when it came to being a leader.
  • Oct 11, 1492

    Discovery of South America

    Discovery of South America
    Christopher Columbus asked the queen of Spain permission to sail to find new land. The queen agreed and even granted Columbus with ships and men. Columbus sailed on trying to find India. Instead he stumbled upon what are now The Bahamas. It took him almost a month to get there. That is when he discovered America.
  • Jun 7, 1494

    Treaty of Tordesillas

    Treaty of Tordesillas
    The Treaty of Tordesillas was a treaty that was signed to divide the lands betweeb Spain and Portugal and outside of Spain.
  • Jan 7, 1519

    Spanish Conquest

    Spanish Conquest
    Hernan Cortez landed o the coast of Mexico. He went into the central part of Mexico until he and his men reached Tenochtitlan. They conquered this place by 1521.
  • Jan 1, 1531

    Civilization of the Inca's

    Civilization of the Inca's
    Francisco Pizarro had heard of the land of Gold. He wanted to sail and find it. So he asked the Spanish king permission to sail. So Pizarro went and sailed to the Aztec empire to look for the "Golden City" with less than 200 men.
  • Santiago Chile

    Santiago Chile
    The earthquake that destroyed Chile went down in history as the worst earthquake chile has ever had. It literally brought down all the buildings in chile. The earthquake was centered right in the center of chile. Experts didn't have the cause of the quake.
  • Haiti Independence

    Haiti Independence
    Toussaint L'Ouverture led a slave rebellion in Haiti. He took over the government on the island. Haiti had achieve independence from France thanks to Toussaint L'Ouverture.
  • Simon Bolivar

    Simon Bolivar
    Simon Bolivar was one of South America's greatest generals. His victories won many south american contries their independence. For that cause he got the nickname "El Liberador".
  • Mexican Declration of War

    Mexican Declration of War
    A conflict that was fought between the United States and Mexico because of the annexation of Texas into the United States. Mexico thought it was still part of its territory.
  • Mexican War of Independence

    Mexican War of Independence
    This was a war that was fought between Mexico and the Spanish colonial authorities. It started out as a rebellion, but then alliances were formned from unlikely people.
  • United Provinces of Central America

    United Provinces of Central America
    The whole region of Central America declared independence from Mexico.
  • El Salvador Constiution

    El Salvador Constiution
    El Salvador finally got it's own consitution against Spain.
  • A new consitution for Mexico

    A new consitution for Mexico
    Juarez ruled over Mexico for more than 30 years. Finally Porfirio Diaz ruled him out. Juarez had done so many bad things to Mexico he left it in such a bad condition. It was to the point that there was a revolution going on, led by many men. At last the constitution was re-written. It stated that land should be given back to all peasants
  • Institutional Revolutionary Party

    Institutional Revolutionary Party
    This new political party helped introduced democracy to Mexcio. It mainted political stability for most of the 20th century. It provided land to the peasants.
  • Juan Peron

    Juan Peron
    Juan Peron is the 41st president of Argentina. He was elected three times. He served as president until his 3rd election when he died in 1974. Until after his death he was succeeded by his third wife Maria Estela Martinez
  • Summer Olympics

    Summer Olympics
    The 1968 Summer Olympics were held in Mexico City. It was one of the first developing nations to hold the games there. It was actually the only Latin American country to have held the games there.
  • US Invasion

    US Invasion
    The event occured during the Presidency of George H. W. Bush. Some of the reasons for the invasion was to protext himans rights, fight against drug trafficking, and other reasons.
  • Alberto Fujimori

    Alberto Fujimori
    Alberto Fujimori was the President of Peru. He was responsible for restoring the economy in Peru. Later on, he was arrested in Chile on accounts of human rights abuse and corruption.
  • International outcry

    International outcry
    45 Indians were killed this year by paramilitary gunman in Chiapas. This led to an interantional outcry by President Zedillo.