Noah F's Mexican American War Timeline

By MsOlson
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    Mexican American War

  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    Texas Admitted to the Union
    The Texas Congress accepted the US' offer of annexation after Texas realizes it needs security now that it parted with Mexico
  • US Tried to Buy Land (Sidell and Polk)

    US Tried to Buy Land (Sidell and Polk)
    Polk sent John Slidell to negotiate and try to buy New Mexico and California, but the Mexican President got bad press and so refused to meet with Slidell.
  • US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

    General Taylor marches his army south into disputed territory between the US and Mexico preparing for a war.
  • US Declares War

    By request from Polk, Congress approves a declaration of war against Mexico, hoping to intimidate them into doing buisness and selling land.
  • Battle of Buena Vista

    Battle of Buena Vista
    Even though General Zachary Taylor's army is outnumbered 3 to 1 with inexperienced troops, they defeat Santa Anna's army, who retreat southward.
  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Mexico City Surrendered
    The US Army peppered Chapultepec Castle with artillery and then stormed it, finally leading to a Mexican surrender.
  • Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo
    Negotiatiors signed a treaty in which Mexico would give up or cede 55% of it's land to the US in return for 15 million dollars to pay for war damages.