The Forgotten War

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  • Texas, whose is it?

    Texas, whose is it?
    American settlers began moving to the Texas territory in the 19th Century, after the Revolutionary War had been won and the exploration of lands west of the Appalachian Mountains had begun. Texas belonged to Mexico so they were mad about it. That started a battle but the reult was U.S. conquering Texas.
  • Thornton Affair

    Skirmishing in the disputed borderlands of South Texas.
  • Siege of Fort Texas

    Siege of Fort Texas
    American forces withstand Mexican Army attacks. U.S. won that one.
  • Battle of Palo Alto

    Battle of Palo Alto
    Mexican Army under Mariano Arista in the disputed land between the Rio Grande (Río Bravo) and the Nueces River engage an American army attempting to lift the aforementioned Siege of Fort Texas.
  • Battle of Resaca de la Palma

    Battle of Resaca de la Palma
    Arista is defeated by Zachary Taylor.
  • Occupation of Matamoros

    Occupation of Matamoros
    U.S. troops occupy Matamoros, Tamaulipas, with no resistance. More than 300 sick and wounded Mexicans captured in the hospitals. Also abandoned were 5 spiked guns.
  • The War Begins

    The War Begins
    James Polk, the president at the time, believed it was America's destiny to fight for the mexican land (Texas) and he said" Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory and shed American blood upon American soil. " The congress soon said yes and Mexico officially declared war by Congress on July 7. Back then Mexico was twice their size now.
  • Battle of Monterey

    Battle of Monterey
    U.S. Navy occupies Monterey, California.
  • Antonio López de Santa Anna returns

    Antonio López de Santa Anna returns
    Once the U.S. declared war on Mexico, Antonio López de Santa Anna wrote to Mexico City saying he no longer had aspirations to the presidency, but would eagerly use his military experience to fight off the foreign invasion of Mexico as he had before. President Valentín Gómez Farías was desperate enough to accept the offer and allowed Santa Anna to return. But soon fter he returned, he became president again and and unsuccessfully tried to fight off the U.S. invasion.
  • Occupation of Camargo, Tamaulipas

    Occupation of Camargo, Tamaulipas
    U.S. occupies Camargo, Tamaulipas.
  • Battle of Cañoncito

    Battle of Cañoncito
    Stephen Watts Kearny defeats Manuel Armijo on the way to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Battle of Santa Fe

    Battle of Santa Fe
    Kearny occupies Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Battle of Monterrey

    Battle of Monterrey
    Zachary Taylor forces Pedro de Ampudia to surrender Monterrey.
  • Siege of Los Angeles

    Siege of Los Angeles
    Led by Gen José María Flores, Californios and Mexicans retake Los Angeles.
  • Battle of Chino

    Battle of Chino
    Californios defeat and capture 24 Americans, led by Benjamin D. Wilson, who were hiding in an adobe house in Rancho Santa Ana del Chino, near present day Chino, California.
  • Battle of Dominguez Rancho

    Battle of Dominguez Rancho
    Californios, led by José Antonio Carrillo, defeat 203 US Marines led by U.S. Navy Captain William Mervine.
  • First Battle of Tabasco

    First Battle of Tabasco
    Commodore Perry makes a demonstration against Tabasco
  • Occupation of Tampico, Tamaulipas

    Occupation of Tampico, Tamaulipas
    Occupation by the U.S. Navy.
  • Battle of Natividad

    Battle of Natividad
    Town located in northern California.
  • Occupation of Saltillo, Coahuila

    Occupation of Saltillo, Coahuila
    Occupation by the U.S. Army.
  • Battle of San Pasqual

    Battle of San Pasqual
    Californios and Presidial Lancers defeat Kearny
  • U.S. victory

    U.S. victory
    The United States won and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo was signed which ended of all conflict between Texas and Mexico
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    The war

    The war lasted a year and a half, from spring 1846 to fall 1847.