Mexico Timeline by Theryn Fairley

Timeline created by Mrs.Whitbread
In History
  • 500

    7000 years ago - Indigenous People - began agriculture in North America

    Indigenous people first began to cultivate a wild grass called maize, known as corn. This marked the beginning of agriculture in North America. Later they added other crops including tomatoes, chili peppers, beans and squash. Populations grew and they formed larger communities
  • Jan 26, 800

    Maya Civilzation Declined

    Clivilization declined around 800 CE.
  • Jan 1, 1200

    1200 BCE - Olmec Civilization Developed

    Olmec civilization developed along Mexico's Gulf coast, near Tabasco and Valacruz. They developed a complex polictical system, a religion, and system of writing. Olmec writing used phonetic signs, in which symbols stand for words. They also developed a calendar. Olmecs traded with nearby people. Olmecs influenced other cultures.
  • Jan 26, 1400

    Mechica/Aztecs

    The Mechica/Aztecs settled in the Valley of Mixico - where Mexico city is now
  • Jan 26, 1400

    Spanish arrived and build colonies

  • Jan 26, 1500

    Aztecs had army

    The Aztecs had a strong army of volunteers. After 1500 CE, they had conquered about 5 million people
  • Jan 26, 1500

    Cortes defeats Aztec Empire

    The Spanish made allliances with other Indigenous people to create a force of over 60000 people who helped over throw the Aztec empire.
    - Spanish now controlled the land, resources, and the wealth of the country.
  • Mexico wins Independance from Spain

    Mexico won independence from Spain, but the country's leaders could not create a stable government due to intervention by the US and France.
  • Porfirio Diaz came to power.

  • The Mexican Revolution

    Diaz was overthrown sparking the Mexican Resolution!!
    - Mexican people fought for political and social reform.
  • New Constitution

  • maya Civilization

    Maya Thrived from 100 - 800 in southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. They build several cities. They had pyrmid shaped temples and stone decorated with sculptures and hieroglyphics that recorded their history.