Oliver A.'s Mexican American War Timeline

By MsOlson
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  • U.S. Tried to Buy Land (Slidell and Polk)

    U.S. Tried to Buy Land (Slidell and Polk)
    President Polk sends John Slidell to go buy New Mexico and California, but the mexican president, President Herrera, refuses to see him.
  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    Texas Admitted to the Union
    After the Congressional resolution to annex Texas is signed by President John Tyler and accepted on June 18th, Texas is finally admitted to the Union in December.
  • U.S. Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

    General Taylor's Army travels towards the Rio Grande into disputed territory
  • U.S. Declares War

    Polk gets a letter from Taylor asking him to declare war on Mexico.
  • U.S. Victory in Monterey

    U.S. Victory in Monterey
    Taylor and his army storm the city and defeats the forces of General Pedro de Ampudia.
  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Mexico City Surrendered
    The map is a diagram of the attack on Mexico City.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is made.