1st Period Spanish Briana Stringfield Dominican Republic

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Europeans Arrive

1492

Arawak Indians are living there when Europeans 1st arrive.

Settlement of La Nueva Isabela

1496

The settlement of La Nueva Isabela (present day Santo Domingo) is established.

Hispaniola

1500

Spanish settlers flock to Hispaniola & enslave the Indians

Antonio de Montesinos

1511

Antonio de Montesinos (Dominican friar) preaches against forced Indian labor

Treary of Ryswick

1697

Spain retains control of the land that is now the Dominican Republic

Independence

1821

Spain grants independence to Santo Domingo

Hispaniola

1822

Haiti regains control of the entire island of Hispaniola

February 27th

1844

Dominican Republic officially formed

Dominican Government

1861

At the request of the Dominican government, Spain begins to govern the country

Ulises Heureaux

1882 - 1889

Ulises Heureaux rules the country as a dictator, leaving it with huge debts to foreign nations.