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Travel-Nature

Published on June 12, 2007

Author: TSBAIM

Source: authorstream.com

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Brazil:  Brazil By Mrs. Coxson Brazil:  Brazil Geography:  Geography Cities:  Cities Capital – Brasilia Other Major cities Belém Manaus Fortaleza Recife Rio de Janeiro Curitiba Porto Alegre São Paulo Surroundings:  Surroundings Atlantic Ocean Uruguay Argentina Paraguay Bolivia Peru Columbia Venezuela Guyana Surinam French Guiana Rivers:  Rivers Amazon Xingu Tocantins Paranaiba Guaporé Madeira Juruá Rio Branco Lakes:  Lakes None Mountains:  Mountains Brazilian Highlands Serra do Mar Other features:  Other features Rain Forest Iguaçu Falls History:  History First people:  First people Guarani and Tupinamba Indians Lived in Brazil when Portuguese came Gathered fruits and grew crops Cassava was their most important crop Conquerors/discoverers:  Conquerors/discoverers Portuguese claimed Brazil for Portugal Lead by Pedro Alvares Cabral April 22, 1500 Peaceful takeover, enslaved Indians Independence:  Independence September 7, 1822 From Portugal 1st ruler was son of Portuguese ruler Important events:  Important events 1500 – Portuguese landed in Brazil 1630 Dutch invaded 1808-1821 Portuguese royal family ruled from Rio de Janeiro 1822 – Independence 1888 Slavery abolished 1889 – Brazil proclaimed itself a republic 1917 – declared war on Germany 1942 –declared war on Axic 1945 – Joined UN 1946 – New constitution 1960 – Capital moved to Brazilia 1964 – military control of government 1985 – government returned to civilian control Culture:  Culture People:  People Native costume:  Native costume Holidays:  Holidays Carnival Catholic Holidays Special Customs:  Special Customs Soccer Works cited:  Works cited www.worldbookonline.com www.encarta.msn.com

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