Jeff Rosenberg Mexican American Timeline

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In History
  • 1845 Texas Admitted to the Union

    1845 Texas  Admitted to the Union
    President John Tyler helped to get Texas annexed but slavery stopped it from being a simple annextion.
  • US Tried to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)

    US Tried to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)
    Slidell was told to try and purchase California by President Polk, for $25 million but was refused by Mexico.
  • US Troops Stationed at Disputed

    US Troops Stationed at Disputed
    President Polk ordered troops to go to the border of Mexico and Texas, this increases the tension between the U.S. and Mexico.
  • US Declares War

    US Declares War
    President Polk declaration of war in hopes of gaining valuable territories in California and New Mexico.
  • Battle of Buena Vista

    Battle of Buena Vista
    Zachary Taylor defeats Santa Ana at Buena Vista despite being outnumbered.
  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Mexico City Surrendered
    The US military finally captures and occupies Mexico City after a long fight of 14 hours.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    Called for Mexico to cede 55% of its territory in exchange for $15 million.
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    1845-1849