Ashton Woodcock- Nicaragua

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Settlers Arrive

1509

Spanish settlers arrive in Panama

Nicaragua Named

1522

Nicaragua was named by a Spanish explorer Gil Gonzalez de Avila, who named it after a local Indian chief.

Independence

1821

The Confederation of Central America proclaims its independence from Spain. Hip Hip Horray!

Full and Free

1838

Nicaragua becomes completely independent.

British Control

1860

British take control of Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast

Seizing Power

1893

General Jose Santos Zelaya a very liberal leader, seizes power!

Overthrown!

1909

Dictator Jose Santos Zelaya is overthrown and choas breaks out! The US interviens.

Goodbye!

1909

US Troops help despose of leader Zelaya

Earthquake

1972

An earthquake devestates Managua, which is the capitol.

Cut Off

1981

The US ended aid ti Nicaragua after supporting evidence shows that they were supplying arms to rebels in El Salvador

A New Leader

1984

Daniel Ortega becomes president.

Homeless

1992

An earthquake renders 16,000 homeless

Re-elected..... AGAIN!

2006

Daniel Ortega was elected President of Nicaragua