Spanish Influences

  • Aug 3, 1492

    Columbus came to America

    In !492 Columbus saw south American highlands.
  • Oct 18, 1513


    In 1513 African Americans slaves are introduced to Puerto Ricans.
  • Nov 1, 1519

    Cortés Comes

    Spanish Conquistadores come to Mexico.
  • Treaty

    The treaty of Ryswick is signed in the Dominican Republic.
  • Santo Domingo

    Spain cecedes control of Santo Domingo to the French.
  • California becomes a state

    In 1850 California became a state of America.
  • The City of Lares

    A group of Puerto Ricans take over the City of Lares and declare independance from Spain,
  • Cubans Flee

    115,000 Cubans fled their homes for the United States in 1959.
  • Guatemala War

    Summer war broke out in Guatemala
  • Dictator gets Assassinated

    After Rafael Trujillo was assassinated in 1961 the laws in the Dominican Republic became looser.
  • Cubans stop fleeing

    Cubans stop fleeing their home country.