Michael Sullivan Mexican American War Timeline

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    Mexican American War

  • Texas admitted into union

    Texas admitted into union
    President Tyler annexes texas into the union
  • US Tried to Buy Land(sidel and polk)

    After President Herrara faced scrutiny by the press he refused to sell the Land
  • US troops stationed at disputed border

    US troops stationed at disputed border
    General Taylor's army marches toward the Rio Grande, moving into disputed territory claimed by both Mexico and the U.S
  • US declares War

    US declares War
    Polk asks congress to delare war on Mexico, they do.
  • The Battle of Palo Alto

    The Battle of Palo Alto
    This was the first major battle in the war and took place near Brownsville Texas. The Mexicans led by general Mariano Arista ataacked fort Texas. The US was led by Zachary Taylor. In the end, The Mexicans had about twice as many fatallities as the Americans.
  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Mexico City Surrendered
    After almost two years of fighting the U.S. soldiers capture the Mexican Capital, Win War.
  • Treaty of guadelupe

    Negotiaters sign the treaty and rush the news to Washington D.C.