Nadia S' Mexican American War Timeline

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    Nadia S' Mexican American War Timeline

  • US Tried to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)

    Polk stresses the importance of expanding America in his campaign for president.
  • Texas Admitted into The Union

    After annexing itself from Mexico, Texas wanted security so it lobbied to join the US.
  • US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

    Polk orders General Zachary to march to the Rio Grande
  • US Declares War

    In the hopes of intimidating Mexico, Polk asks Congress to declare war on Mexico.
  • Major US Victory: Battle of Buena

    Despite being outnumbered 3 to 1, Taylor army defeats Santa Anna's troops through superior firepower.
  • Mexico City Surrenders

    After continuous shelling of the Castle of Capultepec for 14 hours, American forces defeat the Mexicans. They take over the city the very next day.
  • The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Mexican and American negotiators complete the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in which the US will recieve California and New Mexico as well as being able to keep Texas' borders for 15 million dollars.