Elene T's Mexican American War Timeline

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    Mexican American War

  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    Texas Admitted to the Union
    Tyler signs Congressional resolution to annex Texas and requests Texas to be admitted to the union.
  • US Tried to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)

    US Tried to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)
    Polk sends John Sidel to Mexico to purchase New Mexico and California. The Mexicans refused the offer and the U.S. resulted in not buying the land.
  • US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

    US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border
    Taylor's army marched to the disputed border of America and Mexico. There was some controversy on the borders, but both countrys wanted to keep the land to themselves.
  • US Declares War

    US Declares War
    Taylor sent a letter to Polk , who then asks the U.S. Congress to declare war with Mexico.
  • The Battle of Buena Vista

    The Battle of Buena Vista
    The Mexican Army defeated the inexperienced American army of 5,000 troops in the Mexican-American War with the army of 20,000 people who hurried from the north by Santa Anna.
  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Mexico City Surrendered
    Mexico City surrendered to the Americans and was occupied by the U.S. army.
  • Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo
    A peace treaty occured between Mexico and the U.S. and was ratified by the Mexican Congress.