Hannah C's Mexican American War Timeline

By MsOlson
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    Major Points of Mexican American War

  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    Texas Admitted to the Union
    President John Tyler signs papers to annex Texas and bring it into the Union.
  • US Tried to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)

    US Tried to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)
    President Polk sends John Sidell to Mexico to try and buy land, however Mexico's president refuses to meet him because he would be thought of as a traitor.
  • US Troops Stationed at Diputed Border

    General Taylor takes his army and marches down into land claimed by both Mexico and the US
  • US Declares War

    US Declares War
    President James Polk asks congress to declare war on Mexico. Congress approves.
  • Battle of Buena Vista

    Battle of Buena Vista
    Although General Zachary Taylor's army is greatly outnumbered, he defeats the Mexican troops because of superior firepower
  • Mexico City Surrenders

    After successfully storming Chapultepec, the US army occupies Mexico City, and Mexico surrenders
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    Negotiators signed the Treaty, ending the war