Before leaving office, John Tyler signs the Congressional resolution to annex Texas.
US Tried to Buy Land
President Polk sent John Slidell, a Spanish-speaking ambassador, to offer Mexico $25 million for Texas, California, and New Mexico, but Mexico declined.
US troops stationed at Disputed Border
Polk sent Gen Taylor and troops to staion along the Northern bank of the Rio Grande, which was part of the disputed terriotory.
US declares war
After Gen. Taylor sends a letter to Congress asking him to ask Congress to declare war, Congress approves $10 million and 50,000 vounteers for the war effort.
Battle of Cerro Gordo
Led by Gen Scott, the US army moved towards the interior of Mexico, creating a collision with the Mexicans at the mountain pass of Cerro Gordo, but the US army was successful and this victory led to even more, culminating in the capture of Mexico City.
Mexico City Surrendered
After the Battle of Mexico City, the US captured the city and occupied it.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Negotiators sign the treaty, which is then sent to Congress in Washington for ratification. It is then sent to the Mexican Congress.