Conner B. Mexican American War timeline

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    Mexican American War

  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    Texas Admitted to the Union
    President John Tyler admitts Texas into the union
  • US Tried to Buy Land

    President Polk sent John Slidell to try to buy New Mexico and California from Mexico.
  • US troops Staioned at Disputed Border

    US troops Staioned at Disputed Border
    General Taylor's army moved south into disputed territory
  • US Declares War

    US Declares War
    President Plok asked Congress to declare war on Mexico. They approve and send 50,000 men and $10 million towards the war.
  • US Victories

    US Victories
    The US won both the Battle of Palo Alto and the Battle of Resaca De La Palma, which drove the Mexican Army across the Rio Grande.
  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Mexico City Surrendered
    US forces storm Mexico city and after 14 hours of defending the Castle of Capultepec, the Mexican Army suurenders.
  • Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo
    Negotiators sign the treaty, which gives the US Texas. the Rio Grande River was seen as the border from then on.