Jake Grays Mexican American War Timeline

By MsOlson
  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    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.
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    Mexican American War

  • US Tried to Buy Land (Slidell and Polk)

    US Tried to Buy Land (Slidell and Polk)
    President Polk sends John Slidell to Mexico to attempt to purchase California and New Mexico from Mexican President Herrera.
  • U.S. Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

    On orders from President Polk, General Taylor led his army into Mexico/United States disputed territory, marching south towards the Rio Grande
  • U.S. Declared War

    U.S. Declared War
    In response to a letter from General Taylor, President Polk asked Congress to declare war on Mexico
  • US Victories: Battle of Buena Vista

    US Victories: Battle of Buena Vista
    General Taylor's army is outnumbered 15,000 to 5,000 but nevertheless, its firepower defeats Santa Anna's troops, and sends them retreating towards the south.
  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Mexico City Surrendered
    Unable to get reinforcements, the Mexicans finally surrender. US troops capture and occupie Mexico City
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    Mexico and the US sign the Treaty of Gualdalupe Hidalgo, establishing the new border and other negotiations.