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Mexico Timeline Cont.

Avery Schlosser

1810-1821

Mexico fights for independence from Spain.

On September 16, 1810, Catholic priest


Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla launched the
Mexican War of Independence with the issuing
of his Grito de Dolores.

On September 27, 1821, Mexico gains


independence from Spain.

1836

Texas declares independence from Mexico.

On April 21, 1836, Sam Houston and around


800 Texans defeated Santa Annas Mexican
force of 1,500 men at San Jacinto.

1848

The U.S. wins the Mexican-American War and


gains Mexican territory.

This land includes Nevada and Utah, parts of


Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Colorado.

1862

Battle of Puebla.

The Battle of Puebla took place on May, 5,


1862, near the city of Puebla during the
French intervention in Mexico.

Cinco de Mayo honors the defeat of French


invaders.

1910-1920

Mexican Revolution began November 20 th,1910.

The Mexican Revolution was brought on by the


tremendous disagreement among the Mexican
people over the dictatorship of President Porfirio
Diaz.

The Mexican Revolution ended around 1920 as


a result of the Proclamation of the Mexican
Constitution that was established in 1917.

1985

An 8.1 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico City


and kills nearly 10,000 people.

2006

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.

2012

Enrique Pena Nieto wins the presidential


election and takes office on December 1st.

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http://www.history.com/topics/mexican-american-war

Struggle for Mexican Independence. (n.d.). Retrieved November 22,


2015, from http://www.history.com/topics/mexico/struggle-formexican-independence

Sam Houston and the Battle for Texas Independence. (n.d.).


Retrieved November 22, 2015, from
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/es/tx/es_tx_houston_1.html