President Polk sent John Sidel. He tryed to buy New Mexico and California. Mexico Press leaked infromation about this so President Herrera called the meeting off to save his reputation.
US tryes to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)
President Polk sends John Sidel to Mexico. John Sidel expects to buy New Mexico and Califonia. Mexican newspapers claim that the President Herrera is traitor because he is selling land to northerners. President Herrera decides to call of the meeting
US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border
John Sidel is unable to see the Mexican President about buying the land. Instead of this original meeting the American troops march to Rio Grande and have the meeting their.
US Declares War
The US declares war against Mexico and most of the US troops are volunteers.
Battle of Monterey the Us is victorious
Taylor invades the city and defeats General Pedro de Ampudia. This victory helps recruit more soldiers.
Mexico City surrenders
The Us occupy Mexico City which makes them surrender.
Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo
This treaty ended the war bith sides agreed to the treaty.