Military Rule & Democratic Reform in Brazil


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1. What was the main factor that caused the end of Kubitschek's term as president?

2. What is the one reason given for why the U.S. may have wanted João Goulart out of office?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Brazil's transition from military rule to democracy was a rocky one. This quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of the people, events, and motivations involved, as well as vocabulary terms such as abertura.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on:

  • Current Brazilian form of government
  • U.S. disapproval of President João Goulart
  • Main factor that ended Kubitschek's term as president
  • Brazilian election of 1989

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understood the most significant information about Brazilian military rule and reforms
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define central ideas such as abertura
  • Information recall - access the information you've gained regarding the important people, events, and factors involved in the democratization of Brazil

Additional Learning

Review the following lesson, Military Rule & Democratic Reform in Brazil, for more details about the country's transition to democracy. The lesson addresses several objectives, including:

  • Define abertura process and federal republic
  • Know the role of leaders such as Kubitschek and João Goulart
  • Know Castelo Branco and his role in military rule
  • Understand how anti-communism in the U.S. perpetuated military rule in Brazil