Timeline of Brazil

  • Revolution of 1930

    Revolution of 1930
    Getulio Vargas became the head of the provisional revolutionary government after the revolt in Brazil. The Revolution of 1930 in Brazil had marked the end of the Old Republic. The abrogation of the country’s constitution of 1891had a view to establish a new constitution.
  • Christ the Redeemer

    Christ the Redeemer
    The Christ the Redeemer was revealed in Rio on October 1, 1931. The statue was celebrating 100 years of Independence for Brazil. Now the statue overlooks all of Rio De Janeiro.
  • WWII

    In 1943 Brazil decided to join the Allies in WWII. Brazil had 25,700 men and women fighting alongside the Allies to try and defeat the Axis Powers. Brazil was the only South American country to fight in WWII.
  • New Constitution

    In 1945 Vargas was forced to resign. The new constitution of 1945 was elected again by the Constitutional Congress. This constitution was the first to provide full political freedom to Brazil and the last to officially name the country Estados Unidos do Brazil(which would changed later that year).
  • Election of 1951

    Election of 1951
    In 1951 Getulio Vargas was officially elected President. Vargas had taken office on January 31 in 1951. Vargas Brazilian Labour Party. His vice president was Cafe Filho. He had left office on August 24, 1954.
  • Getulio Vargas

    Getulio Vargas
    In 1954 Vargas had committed suicide. He had done this because he had two options to resign or be overthrown. So he committed suicide.
  • New President

    New President
    In 1956 Juscelino Kubitschek had became president. Kubitschek took office on January 31, 1956. Kubitschek had helped achieve rapid economic growth in Brazil.
  • New Capital

    New Capital
    In 1960 Kubitschek had moved the capital from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia. Kubitschek wanted to move the capital into the center of the country. It took 41 months to construct Brasilia. The city was done on April 21, 1960. Thats when Kubitschek moved the capital.
  • Military Dictatorship

    Military Dictatorship
    In 1964 there was a Military Dictatorship that ruled Brazil. This started by the coup d'etat led by the Armed forces. This Dictatorship ruled Brazil from March 31, 1964 to March 15, 1985. Military Dictatorship is a type of government where the political power resides to the military.
  • Civilian President

    Civilian President
    Tancredo Neves became president in 1985. He was the first civilian that was ever elected president. But he never took office. So his vice president Jose Sarney took office on April 21, 1985.
  • Constitution Change.

    In 1997 there was a change in the constitution of Brazil that allowed the presidents to run of re-election.This constitution is the 7th constititution that Brazil has had and it is also the current one of today.
  • Governments Abolished

    Governments Abolished
    In 2001 President Cardoso abolished 2 governments for Amazon and country's northeast. It's said that the agencies were building ways to steal funds from developments which were believed to be over $1 billion.