by madison Thomas
While in Brasila Brazil, I spoke with some people here about there History.
How it got it's capital
From 1763 to 1960 Brazils captital was Rio de Janeiro.Resousres tended to be centered in Brazil's southeast regionnear Rio De Janeiro. Brasilia's geographically central location fosterd a more regionally neutral federal capital. A artical Of the countrys first Republican constitution dating back to 1891 stated that the capital should be moved to a place closer to the center of the country. 1827 was when Jose Bonifacio conceived this idea. He then presented this plan to Genral Assemblyof Brazil for a new city called Brasila and that to be the capital.
This is a picture of Brasila, Brazil at night.
Map of brazil
As you can see Brasilia is in the center of the country while RioDe Janeiro is near the eastern edge.
Brasilia Under Constructionin 1959
From 1956 to 1961 Juscelino Kubitschek, President of Brazilordered the construction of Brasilia, fulfillling the promise of the constitution. Brasilia was built in 41 months, from 1956 to April 21 1960, when it was officiallyinaugurated.
This is a Picture of Brasilia in 1960 under construction.
Electing a governor
In 1980 The governor of the Federal District was appointed by the federal Goverment, and the laws of Brasilia were issued by the brazilian federal senate. The constitutionof 1988 Brasilia gained the right to elect a governor and district assembly, Camara legislative was then elected to exercise legislative power.