Block 4 Spanish 2 Alyssa Carter Venezuela

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First Americans

13,000 B.C. - 6,000 B.C.

Americans first live in the region of present-day Venezuela

Venezuela Principal

1620

Cocoa becomes Venezuelas principal export for the next two centuries

Spanish Throne

1687

The spanish throne begins replacing indian plantation workers with enslaved africans

Simon Bolivar gets total power

1813

Simon Bolivar is proclaimed "the liberator" and given total power during the beginning of the second republic

Coffee

1830

Venezuela becomes the worlds third-largest exporter of coffee

Oil discovery

1917

The discovery of vast quantities of oil opens the door for venezuela to become an important player in world markets

worlds leading exporter

1928

Venezuela is the worlds leading exporter of oil and is second in total petroleum production

Founding member

1960

Venezuela becomes a founding member of the organization or petroleum exporting countries

Retrore order

1998

Venezuelans signal their impatience with the governments inability to restore order and nationalpride by electing a fierce populist, Hugo

Asking voters

2004

A referendum asks voters whether Chavez should be allowed to complete his term. He wins the vote and remains in office