Mexican History

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In History
  • 2,500 BCE

    Preclassic

    Preclassic
    Olmecs and Mayans rise (2500 B.C. - 100 B.C.)
  • -100 BCE

    Classic

    Classic
    The first pyramids are built by the Mayans. (100 B.C. - 900 A.C.)
  • 900

    Preclassic

    Preclassic
    Immigration emerges from the south of Mesoamerica, becomes an important period for wars which creates many alliances. (900-1200)
  • 1325

    The Aztecs founded the city of Tenochtitlan

    The Aztecs founded the city of Tenochtitlan
    The ancient capital of the Aztec empire. Located at the site of modern Mexico City.
  • 1521

    Spanish's Conquer

    Spanish's Conquer
    While being in Cuba, Diego Velázquez suggested Hernán Cortés to go on an expedition to a continent which would turn out to be where Tenochtitlan was located, Hernan Cortés meets Moctezuma and unites political alliances to, later on, put Moctezuma in prison and after 93 days of struggle, Tenochtitlan falls in the hands of Spain in August 13, 1521. (1519-1521)
  • 1571

    Mexican Inquisition

    Mexican Inquisition
    When the Christian Inquisition was brought to the New World, it was employed for many of the same reasons and against the same social groups as suffered in Europe itself, minus the Indians to a large extent. Almost all of the events associated with the official establishment of the Holy Office of the Inquisition occurred in Mexico City. (1571-1820)
  • Independence

    Independence
    The Mexican War of Independence was an armed conflict, lasting over a decade, which had several distinct phases and took place in different regions of the Spanish colony of New Spain. (1810-1821)
  • Santa Anna is president / LIberal Reforms / Independence of Texas / Battle of San Jacinto

    Santa Anna is president / LIberal Reforms / Independence of Texas / Battle of San Jacinto
    (1833-1836)
  • USA invades in Mexican territory

    USA invades in Mexican territory
    This causes the war between both countries, ending in 1848 with the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  • Mexico sells the territory to USA

    Mexico sells the territory to USA
    California, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada are sold to USA
  • France Invades Mexico

    France Invades Mexico
    They install Maximilian of Austria as president in 1864, then Benito Juarez expels him and becomes president in 1867
  • Santa Anna is exiled from Mexico

    Santa Anna is exiled from Mexico
    Santa Anna was imprisoned in 1867 then exiled until 1874.
  • Revolution

    Revolution
    They install Maximilian of Austria as president in 1864, then Benito Juarez expels him and becomes president in 1867.
  • Porfirio Diaz, dictator, is overthrown by Francisco I. Madero

    Porfirio Diaz, dictator, is overthrown by Francisco I. Madero
  • Mexican Constitution

    Mexican Constitution
    The Constitution of Mexico, formally the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, is the current constitution of Mexico.
  • The Mexican National Party is created

    The Mexican National Party is created
    This was once the unstoppable and more powerful political party in Mexico. It is still very powerful, but it has become more balanced. Evolves from PNR to PRM, and finally to PRI which rules the government until 2000, where Vicente Fox, breaks the pattern with PAN.
  • Oil Expropriation - Foundation of Pemex

    Oil Expropriation - Foundation of Pemex
    Mexican Petroleum, but is trademarked and better known as Pemex, is the Mexican state-owned petroleum company, created in 1938 by nationalization or expropriation of all private, foreign, and domestic oil companies at that time.
  • PAN Party is created

    PAN Party is created
    PAN is a conservative political party in Mexico, one of the three main political parties in Mexico.
  • Mexico joins Allies in World War II

    Mexico joins Allies in World War II
    Mexico joins Allies in World War II, thus, declaring war on Germany and Japan
  • Olympic Games

    Olympic Games
    Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in Mexico City that took place October 12–27, 1968. The Mexico City Games were the 16th occurrence of the modern Olympic Games.
  • Huge offshore oil reserves discover

    Huge offshore oil reserves discover
    Cantarell Complex is an aging supergiant offshore oil field in Mexico.
  • Mexico City devastating earthquake (8.1)

    Mexico City devastating earthquake (8.1)
    (September 19, 7:17 am) The event caused between three and four billion USD in damage as 412 buildings collapsed and another 3,124 were seriously damaged in the city.
  • NAFTA

    NAFTA
    The North American Free Trade Agreement is an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America.
  • Vicente Fox is the new president, defeating PRI

    Vicente Fox is the new president, defeating PRI
    Fox was elected President of Mexico in the 2000 presidential election, a historically significant election since it made him the first president elected from an opposition party since the election of Francisco I. Madero in 1910.
  • Middle class experimented a growth of +4% over the last decade

    Middle class experimented a growth of +4% over the last decade