Mayan Timeline for Kids
1519 - 1521Spanish forces led by Hernando Cortés arrive and conquer Mexico.
1810 - 1821Mexico fights for independence from Spain and wins it in 1821.
1836Texas declares its independence from Mexico. Mexicans and Texans battle at the Alamo and San Jacinto.
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1848The U.S. wins the Mexican-American War and gains Mexican territory. The land includes what are now Nevada and Utah, plus parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming and Colorado.
1862Battle of Puebla. The Cinco de Mayo holiday honors this national army defeat of French invaders.
1910The Mexican Revolution begins when citizens rise up against oppressive rulers. A new constitution is adopted in 1917.
1968Mexico City hosts the first Olympic Games ever held in Latin America.
1985An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 strikes Mexico City. Nearly 10, 000 people are killed.
1994A violent rebellion breaks out in Chiapas. Unrest continues today.
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2000Vicente Fox is sworn in as the first president elected who did not belong to the ruling party.
2006U.S. President George W. Bush signs a law that authorizes the building of a 700-mile fence between Mexico and the U.S. in order to help stop illegal immigration.
2007More than 500, 000 people are left homeless after heavy rains cause flooding in the southern state of Tabasco.
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2012Enrique Peña Nieto wins the presidential election and takes office on December 1.
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What is some info on the Aztecs.
The Aztec people/tribe were certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who dominated large parts of Mesoamerica in t