Mexican History

  • Jan 1, 1519

    Herman Cortez arrives in Mexico

    He is an European explorer from Spain
  • Jan 1, 1521

    Claims area of Mexico for Spain, "New Spain"

  • Mexican Patriots declare independence against the Spainsh throne

  • War for independence ended

  • Start of the Mexican Empire

    Augustin as emperor
  • Mexican Empire crashes

  • Invite Amerians to live in Northern Mexico

  • Mexican population getting smaller and wants new people in the territory

  • Republic of Texas declares independence

  • Battle of the Alamo

  • Tejanos (Americans of Texas)

  • the war ended

  • Texas joins the United States

  • Mexico breaks off friendly ties with U.S. after making Texas a state

  • U.S. General Zachary Taylor moves into Mexican land near the Rio Grande

  • The Mexican American War begins

  • Mexico surrenders in Mexico City

  • Mexican gives 1/3 of land to the U.S. and recieves $15 million

  • Treaty of Guadulupe Hidalgo

  • U.S. gains Texas, California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, and Colorado