Brief Mexico History | ARMexicoRevolution | Scoop.it

-Spaniard Cortes arrived at Veracruz in 1519.

-Believing that Cortes might be the serpent god Quetzalcoatl, Aztec King Moctezuma II invited the conquistador to Tenochtitlan.

-On May 1521, Cortez and his followers attacked and conquered the Aztecs.

-Cortes then colonized the area and named it Nueva Spain.

-By 1574, Spain controlled a large portion of the Aztec empire.

-The Catholic Church’s missionaries began arriving in 1523.

-Napoleon Bonaparte's occupation of Spain in 1808 weakened Spain’s grip on Nueva Spain.

-In 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla called for a rebellion.

-The purpose of the rebellion was to gain Mexico's independence from Spain in 1821.

-In 1822, the federal Mexican republic composed of 19 states and four territories.

-Mexico was defeated by American forces during the Mexican-American War.

-Porfirio Diaz served as president from 1876 to 1909.

-Porfirio Diaz was a dictator and ruled ruthlessly by force.

-The Mexican people initiated the Mexican Revolution in 1910.

-In 1934, Lazaro Cardenas became the president of Mexico and reestablished the ejido system, which established communally shared tracts of farmland.