Block 3 Spanish 1 Sr.Colley Grace Morton Guatemala

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The rise and fall of the Mayan Civilization

2000 bc - 900 ad

Floods and earthquakes bury the first coloial capital, Ciudad Vieja

1542 - 1543

Earthquakes destroy Antigua, and it abandoned

1773 - 1776

Guatemal city, the present capital of Guatemal, is founded

1776 - 1821

Guatemala declares independence from spain

1821 - 1898

President Manuel Estra Cabrera rules as dictator, a period of social extremes

1898 - 1920

A United States-Sponsered invasion leads to over throw a Guatemala President

1954 - 1960

U.S Ambassador johnMein assainated by guerrilla group fighting the goverment

1968 - 1985

Guatemalan goverment drafts a new, more democratic constitution

1985 - 1993

The Guatemalan goverment drafts a new, more demorcatic constitution ofter the U.S cuts off further aid to the military

Guatemala goverment redrafts the constition again, seeking to end conflict

1993 - 1996