Quest 12

  • Jan 1, 1502

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus became the first European to visit part of Central America.
  • Jan 1, 1522

    Gil Gonzalez de Avila

    The first explorer to make citys/towns in what's is now Nicaragua.
  • William Walker

    Is involved in the civil war and is unable to take control of Nicaraguaand declares himself president. Then legalizes slavery.
  • General José Santos Zelaya

    Takes control of the country, setting up a dictatorship and keeping a tense relationship with the United States
  • Augusto César Sandino

    Launches attacks on U.S. troops in Nicaragua, hoping for the U.S. to leave
  • Violeta barrios de Chamorro

    She was the first women president
  • General Anastasio Somoza

    Orders Sandino to be killed
  • Anastasio Somoza Garcia

    His family where top leaders in Nicaragua from 1936 to 1979
  • Luis Somoza Debayle

    Follows his dad's tradition of strong control.
  • Pedro Joaquin Chamorro

    Pedro Joaquin Chamorro a leader in the fight against the Somozas is murdered. This sparks a strike and uniting many Nicaraguans with the FSLN