Nophar Y Mexican American war

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    Mexican American War

  • Texas admitted to the Union

    Texas admitted to the Union
    President John Tyler signs the Congressinol resolution and succefuly adds Texas to the Union.
  • US Tried to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)

    US Tried to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)
    Polk gave a speech about expanding the borders of the US. and the positives effects of it.
  • US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

    US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border
    Taylor's army moved to the disputed border, which was claimed by both Mexico and the US. The countries had a disagreement about the borders, and each country wanted the land to themselves.
  • US Declares War

    Taylor sent a letter to president Polk, who then asks the congress to declare war. The US had a budget of $10million and 50,000 volunteers for the army. Because the army was so big the US government thought the Mexicans will get scared, surrender, and sell california and new mexico to the US.
  • Battle of Cerro Gordo- US victory

    Battle of  Cerro Gordo- US victory
    Even though the US army was outnumbered, they won the battle and cleared the path to mexico city. This battle caused a series of American victories. The chain of American victories lead to the capture of Mexico city.
  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Mexico City Surrendered
    The American soldiers invaded Mexico City. The Mexican army tried to save the Castle of Capultepec, but after fighting for 14 hours, the Mexican soldiers surrendered and the american flag was hung on the castle.
  • Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo
    The war is over, and Mexico and the US sign a peace treaty. The treaty said that the US will buy California, New Mexico, and keep the border of texas rio grande for $15million. Also, the US agreed that any mexicans living on that land can be a US CItizen.