Come on over to Ecuador!
Kenny-History of Ecuador
- In the late 1400's Inca Indians from Peru conquered much of what is now ecuador
- During that time different American Indian tribes lived in Ecuador
- 1534, Spanish conquerors defeated local rile and took control of Ecuador
- The Spanish made Quito the capital and built many beautiful churches and public buldings
- French emperor Napolean I invaded and conquered Spain in the early 1800's
- Riva leaders fought for power in the early years
- In 1896 Genetal Eloy Alfaro of the Liberal Party siezed control of the government
- 1923, the government's failure to solve Ecuador's economic and social problems led to widespread dissatisfaction
- 1930's, Josè María Velasco Ibarra emerged as a leading politicial figure
- He criticized traditional political parties and sought to appeal to the poor and oppressed
Kenny-Ecuador's History Paragraph
Ecuador, many of Ecuador’s people lives in the coastal lowlands. The country’s largest city, Guayaquil is Ecuador’s major port and commercial center. The lowland possesses valuable deposits of natural gas it is also an important agricultural region. Ecuador’s national capital is Quito. Open-air markets and Spanish colonial buildings attract many tourists to Quito.
In the late 1900’s Inca Indians from Peru conquered much of what is now Ecuador. During that time different American Indian tribes lived in Ecuador. In 1534 Spanish conquerors defeated local rule and took control of Ecuador, and the Spanish made Quito the capital and built many beautiful churches and public buildings. French emperor Napoléon I invaded and conquered Spain in the early 1800’s, also the Riva leader fought for power in the early years. In 1861 Gabriel Garcia Moreno became president, and in 1896 General Eloy Alfaro of the Liberal Party seized control of the government.
1925, the government’s failure to solve economic and social problems led to widespread dissatisfaction. In the 1950’s, Jose Maria Ibarra emerged as a leading political figure, and Jose criticized traditional political parties and sought to appeal to the poor and oppressed. Ecuador also experienced political calm from 1948 to 1960 and more and more people were permitted to vote and the elected presidents who served full terms. In 1960 Velasco won another term as president, however Velasco was forced out of office after trying to levy taxes.
Henry-Culture Bullet Points
- Ecuador's culture is mixed of various groups
- Most indigenous Ecuadoreans are poor, and in th the past they lived mainly in the Andean countryside and worked on haciendas
- Middle class tends to get a job
- Roman Catholic makes 95% of the country
- Spanish is Ecuador's official language
- New Years Eve and The Day of the Dead are huge for Ecuadorians
- Most Ecuadoreans live in cities, which have people of different backgrounds and cultures
Henry-Goverment Bullet points
- Ecuador, it is a republic
- Ever since 1979, Ecuadoreans have elected their government, and people elect a president to a four year term
- Ecuador has had 20 constitutions since it gained independence from Spain
- in 1979, people who were illiterate were banned by law from voting
- Leaders of the Ecuadorean government have at times suspended or replaced the country's constitution to stay in office or try to increase their power
- Ecuador has 24 provinces, Tand president appoints a governor to each province except Pichincha Province, which does not have a governor
Ecuador's government paragraph
10 Survival Things to bring
- Ecuador is usually a Hot time so you would like to bring some shorts
- You would want to bring hat to cover the eyes from the sun
- If you would like to go to the beach you should bring a swimsuit
- If you walk and visiting places you should bring some water
- Sweater at night and if it rains too
- If you go to the rain forest you should bring a Rain-jacket
- If you're going walking for a long periods of time you should bring running shoes
- Sun block for the beach
- Food so you wont get hungry
- your phone in case you get lost
(If you do not have any of these things you may get attack by this)
Sites to visit
La Compañía, Quito,Located in the heart of Quito, the Church of the Society of Jesus, or “La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús,” is perhaps the best known of the capital’s famed cathedrals. Built in the early 1600s, the church’s design is considered a premier example of Baroque architecture in the New World.
Catedral Nueva, CuencaThe colonial city of Cuenca is the third largest in Ecuador, popular for its year-round temperate climate. The New Cathedral of Cuenca, or “Catedral Nueva,” is the city’s most-recognizable landmark. Construction of the church began in the late 1800s and continued for nearly a century.
Galapagos Islands The Galapagos Islands are a small archipelago of volcanic islands belonging to Ecuador in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The islands are quite remote and isolated, lying some 1000 km (620 miles) Ecuador.
Famous people in Ecuador
1.Ecuadorian striker nicknamed Chucho earned Club America's Top Goalscorer and Best Player honors in 2012.He played 8 seasons in the El Nacional youth ranks from 1997 to 2005
2.Ecuadorian winger who joined Manchester United in 2009 after spending time with Villarreal and Wigan Athletic; became a member of the Ecuadorian national team in 2005.He entered El Nacional's youth system when he was 16 years old.
3.Race walker who won a gold medal in the 20km race at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, becoming the first Ecuadorian to earn an Olympic medal.He began race walking in high school in preparation for a physical education exam.
This is a phyiscal map of Ecuador it shows Ecuadors states and capitals
This is a resource map of Ecuador and as you can see there are not a lot of resources in Ecuador.
Henrys physical map
This is a map of Ecuador with the capital and cities and the elevations key. The capital is Quito