Givi G's Mexican American War Timeline

Timeline created by MsOlson
In History
  • Period: to

    Mexican American War

  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    Texas Admitted to the Union
    Tyler requests for Texas to be added to the Union
  • US Tried to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)

    US Tried to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)
    Polk send Sidel to mexico to try and buy New Mexico and California. Mexico's president refuses to meet with Sidel because the press called him a traitor for considering selling mexican land.
  • US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

    US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border
    Polk orders General Zachary Taylor to send troops to the Río Grande and hold the position between the disputed border of the US and Mexico
  • US Declares War

    US Declares War
    After recieving Tyler's letter, Polk asks congress to declare war on Mexico. 50000 people volunteer to be in the army, and Polk hopes the deceration will intimidate Mexico and resolve the Texas border problem. Polk also hopes it will intimidate Mexico into selling New Mexico and California to the US.
  • Battle of Monterrey

    Battle of Monterrey
    Taylor's Army invades Monterrey and wins agains General Pedro de Ampudia in hope of cutting off northern Mexico. Success stories help the Government recruit more troops.
  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Mexico City Surrendered
    The Mexicans tried to hold the Castle of Capultepec while under fire for 14 hours. After unable to get reinforcements, the Mexicans finally succumb and Mexico City was captured by the US.
  • Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo
    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo signed and rushed to Washington where it is ratified by Congress.