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The Forgotten War

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Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Texas small square 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.
Timeline small square Thornton Affair Skirmishing in the disputed borderlands of South Texas.
240px siege of fort texas small square Siege of Fort Texas American forces withstand Mexican Army attacks. U.S. won that one.
300px palo alto nebel small square 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.
Resaca small square Battle of Resaca de la Palma Arista is defeated by Zachary Taylor.
Mexico states blank map svg small square 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.
War begin small square 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.
300px batalla de monterey small square Battle of Monterey U.S. Navy occupies Monterey, California.
Antonio l%c3%b3pez de santa anna small square 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.
Camargo (tamaulipas) small square Occupation of Camargo, Tamaulipas U.S. occupies Camargo, Tamaulipas.
Santa fe small square Battle of Cañoncito Stephen Watts Kearny defeats Manuel Armijo on the way to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Santa fe small square Battle of Santa Fe Kearny occupies Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Monterrey small square Battle of Monterrey Zachary Taylor forces Pedro de Ampudia to surrender Monterrey.
Los angeles. small square Siege of Los Angeles Led by Gen José María Flores, Californios and Mexicans retake Los Angeles.
250px san bernardino small square 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.
Relief map of california small square Battle of Dominguez Rancho Californios, led by José Antonio Carrillo, defeat 203 US Marines led by U.S. Navy Captain William Mervine.
Interv 1 small square First Battle of Tabasco Commodore Perry makes a demonstration against Tabasco
Mexico map  mx tam svg small square Occupation of Tampico, Tamaulipas Occupation by the U.S. Navy.
Saltillo coahuila svg small square Occupation of Saltillo, Coahuila Occupation by the U.S. Army.
Greenfield california small square Battle of Natividad Town located in northern California.
Battle of san pascual small square Battle of San Pasqual Californios and Presidial Lancers defeat Kearny
Great seal of the united states small square 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.