Block 3;Spanish 1;Sr.Colley; Althea;Domincan Republic

Main

Settlement.

1496 - 1500

The settlement of La Nueva Isabela -- the present-day Santo Domingo -- is established.

Antonio de Montesinos.

1511

Antonio de Montesinos, A Dominican friar, preaches against the system of forced Indian labor prevalent on Hispaniola.

Dominican Order.

1527

Bartolome de Las Casas, later proclamied Protector of the Indians by Queen Isabella, enters the Dominican Order.

Treaty.

1697

The Treaty of Ryswick gives France control of the land that is now Haiti; Spain retains control of the land that is now the Dominican Republic.

Spain.

1795

Spain cedes the colony of Santo Dominigo (the present-day Dominican Republic) to France.

Control.

1809

Spain regains controlof Santo Domingo.

Independence.

1821

Spain grants independence to Santo Domingo.

Haiti.

1822

Haiti regains controlp]of the entire island of Hispaniola.

Country.

1861

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

Dominican Repbulic.

1865

Spain leaves the Dominican Republic.