The year is 1916. You are young Indiana Jones, the
son of a professor of medieval studies at Princeton Universiy in New
Jersey. In this story you are traveling through Mexico with your cousin
In the adventures that follow, you will get to meet
many famous figures in history, such as Pancho Villa, General Pershing,
and General Patton. You will also experience life during the Mexican
Revolution, and learn all about the latest military advances of the
time. You may even get a firsthand look at the corruption of power!
From time to time as you read along, you will be
asked to make a choice. The adventures you have as Indiana Jones are
the results of your choices. You are responsible because you choose.
After you make your decision, follow the instructions to find out what
happens to you next. Remember, your Mexican adventures depend on the
actions you decide to take.
1521 The native Aztec empire is overthrown
by forces under the command of the Spanish advenurer, Hernán Cortés.
1521-1821 Mexico is a Spanish colony.
1821 Revolt led by Augustin de Iturbide
forces Spain to recognize Mexican independence.
1845 The Unided States annexes Texas, which
had declared its independence from Mexico a decade earlier.
1846-1848 War with the Unided States strips
Mexico of its northwestern provinces, including New Mexico and northern
1857 Benito Juárez becomes president.
1864 French forces occupy Mexico on
of Mexico to pay its debts. The French set up the Austrian archduke
Maximilian as emperor.
1867 The French withdraw their troops on the
demand of the U.S. under the "Monroe Doctrine." Maximilian executed by
1876 Portirio Diaz siezes power.
1910-1911 Francisco Madero organizes
effective revolt against Diaz and is elected president.
1913 Victoriana Huerta, Madero's military
commander, has Madero murdered and seizes power. Pancho Villa and
Zapata organize revolts against his rule.
1914 Venustiano Corranza ousts Huerta and
1915-1916 Civil war in which the forces of
Carranza defeat both Villa and Zapata.