Mexico's History

  • Period: Jan 1, 1517 to

    Mexico's HIstory

  • Jan 1, 1519

    Hernando Cortes lands in Mexico from Spain

  • Oct 4, 1519

    Cortes befriends the Aztecs and then eventually defeats them

  • Jan 1, 1521

    Cortes claims the area of Mexico for Spain

  • Mexican Patriots declare independence against Spain

  • War for Independence ended in 1821 -Mexico won

  • Created the first Mexican Empire with Agustin as emperor

  • Mexico expanse to the north and tells people to come live there

  • Americans came to settle in the northern Mexico regions had agreed to become a Mexican citizen

  • They had differnt languages and slavery wasn't allowed

  • Texas decides to break away from Mexico-War for Texas Independence begins

  • The Battle of the Alamo

  • The War for Texas's Independence ends

  • Texas dediced to join the United States breaking friendly ties with mexico

  • General Taylor moves into Mexican land near the Rio Grande

  • The Mexican American War starts

  • The Treaty of Guadalalupe Hidalgo was signed

  • Mexico surrenders in Mexico City

  • The treaty gave the U.S 1/3 of all their territory included (Texas,California,Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Arizonia, Wyoming, and Colodrado

  • The treaty also stated that the U.S must pay $15 million

  • Due to the war Santa Anna was thrown from power

  • General Taylor used his fame as a war hero to win presidency