Catherine T's Mexican American War Timeline

By MsOlson
  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    President John Tyler signs the Congressional resolution to annex Texas or add it into the Union.
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  • US Tried to Buy Land (Polk and Slidell)

    US Tried to Buy Land (Polk and Slidell)
    Polk sends Slidell to Mexico to try and buy New Mexico and California. The Mexican got ahold of the news and spread it and callled President Herra of mexico a traitor. Herrera did not meet with Slidell.
  • US Troops Stationed At Disputed Border

    US Troops Stationed At Disputed Border
    General Taylors troops march south past the Nueces River and make it to disputed border.
  • US Declares War

    US Declares War
    Taylor sends Polk a letter asking permission to declare war on Mexico. Congress approved and Polk hoped that this would intimidate Mexico into giving up Texas.
  • Battle of Monterrey

    Battle of Monterrey
    Taylors troops invade city of Monterrey and they defeat the forces of General Pedro de Ampudia. Stories of Taylors success helped gain recruits back in the US.
  • Mexico Surrendered

    Mexico Surrendered
    US troops invade Mexico city. Mexico surrenders and America wins the war.
  • Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo

    Negotiators sign the treaty and it is immediatly rushed to Washington. The treaty says that the US pays Mexico 15 million dollars for California, New Mexico, and maintain the border ofnTexas and Rio Grande.