Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina was dictator of the Dominican Republic (HRC 1). He was born on October 24, 1891 in San Cristobal. His parents were José Trujillo Valdez and Julia Molina Chevalier. He was on the power since 1930 until his assassination in 1961. (Diaz 1).
The most sophisticated early plant cultivators lived here, where maize agriculture was highly developed by 2500 B.C.E. As Mesoamerican farmers refined their practices, their crops improved. Higher yields and improved nutrition let societies to center their lives around farming. Over the next eight centuries, maize based farming societies spread throughout Mesoamerica. Maize cultivation began in Mesoamerica in about 5000 B.C.E.
Born in around 1485, Hernan Cortes was a Spanish conquistador/explorer who defeated the Aztec empire and claimed Mexico for Spain. He first set sail to America at the age of 19. Cortes later joined an expedition to cuba. In 1518, he set off to explore Mexico and discover Baja California. Hernan Cortes voyaged to America in about 1504.
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He died on December 14, 1799, in Mount Vernon, Virginia. George Washington was the first American president, commander of the Continental Army, president of the Constitutional Convention, and gentleman planter. The presidency of George Washington, began on April 30, 1789, when George Washington was inaugurated as President of the United States, and ended on March 4, 1797. Washington, the first United States president, and took office after the 1788–89 presidential election.
Meriwether Lewis was born on August 18, 1774 in IV Virginia. He was in the U.S army, got enlisted, and later was promoted to captain in 1800. In that same year Jefferson became president and a year after Jefferson became president, Lewis became Jefferson’s personal secretary. Lewis was a part of the expedition and the Louisiana Purchase. The purpose of the Lewis and Clark expedition is to discover the land of the Louisiana territory and to find a route to the Pacific Ocean.
In 1510, at age 36, Las Casas finally entered the priesthood. Ordained at Santo Domingo, capital of Hispaniola, he was the first priest ever to be consecrated in the colonies. The following year he accompanied the expedition that set forth from Hispaniola to occupy
The Erie Canal makes transportation easier. If you look at the quote from Peter L. Burnstein, you can see that "transportation has been a big challenge for most of human history" and that "villages just twenty miles apart once seemed far away from each other". This means that the Erie Canal solved a problem that has been there since man could travel and it changed the definition of far away. The Erie Canal caused a steady increase in trade. If you look at Chart 4, you can see that there is a constant rise of bushels of wheat transported on the Erie Canal from 1829 to 1841.
The year was 1803, and the United States had agreed to buy the mid-eastern plains from France, resolving as the Louisiana Purchase. However, James Polk, who was elected as president in 1844, created the Manifest Destiny, which was the belief that the United States was destined to claim the land of the West coast, which at that moment, was all a part of Mexico. He had his eye especially on California, and was not ready to let Mexico ruin the Manifest Destiny from becoming fulfilled. Eventually he proposed to Congress to start a war with Mexico, and only sixteen denied the request. Even before Polk was president, the Battle of the Alamo occurred between Mexico and the U.S., both wanting Texas.
He was granted 3 ships for his first voyage to India. He traveled West and found an island. Columbus landed in the new world on October 12, 1492.”* Columbus wasn’t the first to discover or explore the Americas, but he was the first to make it the centerpiece of colonization efforts. Columbus found land and named it San Salvador. He found an island in the Bahamas, South America, Jamaica, Guanaja Island, and Honduras.
On May 10, 1869, at Promontory, Utah, the two chartered companies met and celebrated the creation of the first transcontinental railroad. The creation of first transcontinental railroad increased the western settlement and started the first fast transportation systems. The scandal of the Credit Mobilier led the Union Pacific Railroad to bankruptcy, in 1872. Union Pacific Railway emerged as reorganized
In September 16th of 1821, Mexico gained Independence from Spain with the help of the United States. The United States was in the guise of Manifest Destiney, which they expand westward. Mexico lacked the strength of population number in the north gives places for the American immigrants to move in. The political issues raised by the new settlers became the dominant topic in Texas during the period. Spanish government gave Moses Austin of Missouri a contract to establish a colony on the Brazos River with 300 Catholic Families in January 1821.
14. The Halls of Montezuma apply to the battle of Chapultepec. This event ended the Mexican-American war. 15. Nat Turner’s rebellion was the first successful slave rebellion.
BOLIVIA [Document subtitle] Table of contents Table of Contents Bolivia 2 Carla Ortiz Oporto 2 Facts 3 Citations 3 Bolivia To begin, the country I chose was Bolivia. Bolivia is in south America, and the capital of Bolivia is Sucre. The Bolivian people gained independence from Spain on August 6th, 1825. Bolivians practice the roman catholic religion which was introduced during the colonial period. Spanish Franciscan, Dominican and Jesuit were the first priest to establish a catholic church in the new world (Bolivia).
In 1846, United States’ President James Polk requested 2 million dollars to purchase land from Mexico following the Mexican-American War. In 1850, Millard Fillmore signed the last of the Acts approved by Congress that compromise the Compromise of 1850.
At the Convention of 1836, de Zavala was elected vice-president of the ad interim government of the Republic of Texas. After Santa Anna 's capture at the Battle of San Jacinto, de Zavala and Secretary of Treasury Bailey Hardeman were commissioned to accompany Santa Anna to Mexico to negotiate a permanent treaty, but outraged soldiers of the Texas army circumvented this plan and detained Santa Anna for several