Mexican American War

  • Stephen Austin moves 300 families to Texas

  • Stephen Austin goes to Mexico city to press for Texas statehood

  • The Battle of the Alamo

  • Battle of San Jacinto

  • Texas gains its independence

  • Manuel Armijo surrenders New Mecxico

    The Revolt of 1837
  • James K. Polk is elected president

  • Zachary Taylor sends troops across the Nueces River

  • The Bear Flag Republic is declared

  • Polk asks Congress to declare war on Mexico

  • Stephen Kearney accepts California for the United States

  • The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is written

  • Winfield Scott captures Veracruz

  • Trist is sent to Mexico to discuss terms to end war

    In The Summer of 1847
  • Los Ninos Hereos jump to their deaths rather than surrender

  • Mexico City surrenders

  • The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified

  • Henry David Thoreau writes Civil Disobedience