Max G's Mexican American War Timeline

By MsOlson
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  • 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.
  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    Texas Admitted to the Union
    Texas joined the Union in 1845, with Mexico breaking diplomatic relations with the Union and later fighting multiple battles in the new state of Texas.
  • US Troop Stationed at Diputed Border

    President Polk moves troops to the Rio Grande to prepare for war.
  • US Declares War

    After a short debate Congress declares war on Mexico after they cross the US border and shed blood on US soil.
  • Battle of Monterrey

    Battle of Monterrey
    US Army defeats Mexican Army of the North, pushing the Mexican army farther south.
  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Mexico City Surrendered
    Mexico finally succumbs to US forces and surrenders the Mexican capital, 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.