Aidan D Mexican American War Timeline

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    Mexican American War

  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    Texas Admitted to the Union
    Outgoing President John Tyler signs Congressional Resolution to Annex Texas.
  • US Tried to Buy Land(Sidel and Polk)

    US Tried to Buy Land(Sidel and Polk)
    Polk sends John Slidell to Mexico to try to buy New Mexico and California. But when he gets there, President Herrera refuses to meet with him because he is scared of being marked as a traitor.
  • US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

    US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border
    General Zachary Taylor leds US forces south towards the land that America and Mexico both claimed as theirs.
  • US Declares War

    US Declares War
    Polk recieves Taylor's letter and asks the U.S. Congress to declare war on Mexico. Congress approves 10 million dollars and 50,000 volunteers for the ware effort.
  • US victory; Palo Alto

    US victory; Palo Alto
    The battle is won and the Mexican army retreats past the rio grande.
  • Mexico City Surrenders

    Mexico City Surrenders
    The Mexican President is stripped of command and resigns from his presidency, and run away to Jamaica.
  • Treaty of Guadelupe

    Treaty of Guadelupe
    Negotiators sign treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and the treaty is then rushed to Whasington to be ratified by the US Senate. The treaty then becomes accepted by both the US and Mexico.