Block 3 Spanish Sr. Colley, Larry Troll-Puerto Rico

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First inhabitants

2000 B.C

Arawak Indians (Tainos) arrived

200 A.D

Caribs invades

1400

Columbus reaches the isand during second voyage

1493

Juan Ponce de Leon founds the first spanish settlement in Caparra

1508

Construction begins at San Felipe del Marro Castle

1539

Brittish Forces invades commanded by Francis Drake attacks

1595

British forces invade again and fought off again. Last Foreign Invasion

1797

Cry of Lares marks the first major uprising against Spanish rule

1868

Spain abolishes Slavery

1873

Spain grants Puerto Rico limited independence

1897

U.S.A goes to war with Spain. Spain loses and gives up control of Puerto Rico

1898

Puerto Rico Becomes a U.S territory, Islanders are given citizenship

1917