Texas admitted to the union

Kalila M Mexican American War Timeline

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    Mexican American War

  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    United States admits Texas into the Union by accepting a Congressional resolution to annex the territory.
  • U.S. Tried to Buy Land

    U.S. Tried to Buy Land
    John Slidell went to Mexico on the orders of President James Polk to try to buy territories New Mexico and California. However, Mexican President Herrera would not meet Slidell because the media was painting Herrera as a traitor who was going to sell the territories.
  • U.S. Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

    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

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

    U.S. Victory: Battle of Buena Vista
    Santa Anna's troops were triple the number of General Taylor's troops, but Taylor's troops won the battle with firepower and Santa Anna's troops retreated south.
  • Mexico City Surrended

    Mexico City Surrended
    After many victories and some unsatisfactory negotiations, the U.S. army conquered and occupied Mexico City
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    Mexican and American negotiators reach an agreement on the Mexican Cession. They sign the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which is then rushed to Washington.