Block 4 Spanish 2 Denice Bautista La Republica Dominicana

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Europeans arrive

1492

Arawak Indians are living in the Dominican Republic when Europeans arrive.

La Nueva Isabela

1496

Settlement of La Nueva Isabella (present day Santo Domingo) is established.

Spain regains Control

1697

After the Treaty of Ryswick, Spain retains control of land that is now the Dominican Republic.

Colony is ceded

1795

Spain cedes colony of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) to France.

Independence

1821

Santo Doming is granted independence from Spain.

Dictator takes over

1882

Ulises Heureax begins to dictate and creates a huge debt.

US comes in

1905

US takes over collection of customs duties to help the Dominican Republic's debtsl

Revolution is staged

1930

Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina stages a revolution and takes control of the country.

A New President

1961

Trujillo the dictator is assassinated. Juan Bosch is elected president.

Hurricane Georges

1988

Hurricane Georges strikes killing 200 people and causing $1.2 billion in damage.