Jonathan L's Mexican American War Timeline

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    Mexican American war

  • Texas admitted to the Union

    Texas admitted to the Union
    President John Tyler signs Congressional Resolution to add Texas
  • US Tried to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)

    US Tried to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)
    John Sidell is sent to Mexico by Polk to try and purchase New Mexico and Califonia
  • US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

    US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border
    General Taylor's army moves past the Nueces River and into the disputed land claimbed by both the U.S. and Mexico
  • US Declares War

    US Declares War
    Polk asks Congress to delcare war on Mexico. Congress agrees and delcares war on Mexico. Congress approves $10 million and 50,000 volentees.
  • U.S. victory

    U.S. victory
    General Taylor, with 6,640 men, attack the City of Monterry. General Ampudia, with 5,000 men defends the city, but was eventually defeated.
  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Mexico City Surrendered
    After 14 days of American shelling, Mexico City surrenders to U.S. forces. U.S> forces then occupy Mexico City.
  • Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo
    Negotiators agree on the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The Treaty is rushed to Washington. Among other things the Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo causes Mexico to lose 55% of its land.