Nicaragua and other Central American colonies gain their independence from the Spanish Crown.
01/01/1909 - 12/31/1909
President Zelaya resigned after ordering two US citizens to be killed who opposed her. The US jumped in claiming to help the citizens.
President Adolfo Diaz
01/01/1910 - 12/31/1913
US imposes a puppet government, electing Adolofo Diaz.
President Emiliano Chamorro
01/01/1914 - 12/31/1926
Chamarro allows the US to build a canal across Nicaraguan territory for $3 million. There is guerilla rebellion due to this Treaty.
01/01/1927 - 07/01/1979
The Somozo family takes over for a reign that lasts 52 years transferring from Father to son. This is a time of unrest and uneasiness as Nicaragua oppositioners are faced with death squads supported by the US CIA.
Sandista's reign again.
01/01/1980 - 12/31/1984
The Sandista's implement social pograms.
Daniel Ortega Presidency
01/01/1985 - 12/31/1997
Daniel Ortega cuts social programs. Hurricane Hugo devastes Nicaragua leaving it in even a worse state.
President Arnoldo Aleman Lacayo
01/01/1997 - 12/31/2012
Conservative Party elects Arnoldo. He tries to reinstate social programs and order.
Somozo assassinates Sandino
01/01/1934 - 12/31/1934
Somozo with the help of US ambassador plans and succeeds in the assasination against of Augusto Sandino who opposed US influence in Nicaragua.
Anastasia Somozo is assassinated.
01/01/1956 - 12/31/1956
Anastasia Somozo is assassinated and the reign of terror continues with his son. He uses the National Guard to silence his opposition.