Brian Y's Mexican American War Timeline

By MsOlson
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  • US Tried to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)

    Sidel is sent to the Mexican President to buy New Mexico and California, but is turned down by President Herrera. Herrera refuses to meet Sidel altogether.
  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    Texas Admitted to the Union
    The annexation document is accepted and ratified by both Polk, the Texas government, and Mexico by this time. Texas joins the United States Union.
  • US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

    US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border
    The army marches past the Neuces River, into disputed territory claimed by both Mexico and the United States.
  • US Declares War

    US Declares War
    General Taylor's message is receieved by President Polk, who asks Congress to declare war on Mexico.
  • Battle of Mexico City

    Battle of Mexico City
    It struck the final blow towards Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's defensive line. IT was a well thought out and ocmplicated plan, directing several generals and their battalions towards a castle styled fort.
  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Mexico City has been captured but the United States, and Mexico City surrenders.
  • Treaty of Gaudalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Gaudalupe Hidalgo
    The treaty was signed in Gaudalupe Hidalgo, a city in north of the region. It required Mexico to cede nearly half of it's territory in exchange for $15 million.