Spanish Civilization

Main

Cortes reaches east coast with about 500 men

1519

fall of Tenochtitlan, end of Aztec empire

1521

France conquered Spain

1808

Father Miguel Hidalgo lead men to fight for independence from Spain

September 16, 1810

Rebels overthrew Spainish government

1821

settlers from the US outnumbered settlers from Mexico in Texas

1830

Settlers decided to have Texas break away from Mexico

1835

The Rebublic of Texas was set up

1836

US agreed to let Texas become a state; US and Mexico could not agree on borders

1845

US forces won control and Mexico signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

1846

Mexicans made Benito Juarez leader of reform

1850

Benito Juarez became minister of justice

1855

the reformers wrote a new constitution

1857

War of Reform was faught between reformers and their opponets

1858 - 1860

Benito Juarez gained presidency and was given control of Mexico

1858

French took control of Mexico

1863

Maximilian was executed

1867

Benito Juarez dies

1872

Law was past to allow the wealthy to take land from the poor

1883

great divid between rich and poor; 10 million owned no land at all

1910

Mexican Revolution

1910 - 1920

Fransico Madero became president

1911

new constitustion promisses more equally distributated land

1917

constitution was written

1917

A new government tries to make peace between many small armies

1920

government broke up many haciendas and divided up the land

1920 - 1940

Madero was murdered

1931

NAFTA is approved

1992

Vicente Fox became first president in 70 years that didn't belong to PRI

December 1, 2000