Goverment of Guatemala

Jakob and Lucia

In the 1870's coffee makers were very wealthy and planted lots of coffee in Guatemala. Coffee makers pushed Mayans out of the way so they could plant their coffee.

A new constitution in 1986 made three branches of goverment. The President can only serve one time and is helped by a Vice President and the Council of Ministers.

In Guatemala there was a war that lots of Guatemalans died in. It started in the 1900's and ended 36 years later. The one who stopped the war was Alvaro Arzu (a president) who ended it by signing a peace agreement.