History of Brazil

Political arrangment

Pedro II rules as en emperor

1840 - 1889

First Republic

1889 - 1930

Getúlio Vargas led military junta rule

1930 - 1945

Democratic rgime

1945 - 1964

Military rule

1964 - 1985

Military steps down from political power. Democracy restored.

1985

Dilma Rousseff,first woman president

2010

Economy

Logging of brazilwood

1500 - 1550

Coffee introduced into Brazil

1727

Economic boom under Kubitschek

1956 - 1961

Plano Real

1994

Privatization reforms under Cardoso

1994 - 2002

Events

Pedro Álvares Cabral, en route to India, discovers Brazil.

Apr 22,1500

Capital moved from Lisbon to Brazil

1807

Pedro I proclaims Brazilian independence

1822

Slavery abolished. Large influx of European immigrants over the next decade.

1888

Brasilia established as the capital

April 21, 1960

Health Care Reform

1988

Country wide protests

June 2013 - September 2013