Riley L's Mexican American war timeline

By MsOlson
  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    Texas Admitted to the Union
    The Texas Congress accepts U.S. offer of annexation. Texas is annexed and becomes part of the Union
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    Mexican American war timeline

  • US Tried to Buy Land (Slidel and Polk)

    US Tried to Buy Land (Slidel and Polk)
    Polk sends John Slidel to Mexico in order to buy New Mexico and California. The newspapers in Mexico call the Mexican President a traitor if he were to sell the land so the mexican president does not meet with Sidel.
  • US Troop Stationed at Disputed Border

    General Taylor's army marches south past the Nueces River toward the Rio Grande, moving into disputed territory claimed by both Mexico and the U.S.
  • US Declares War

    Polk asks U.S. congress to declare war on Mexico.Congress Approves $10 million and 50,000 volunteers for the war effort.
  • US Victory at Monterrey

    US Victory at Monterrey
    As part of his plan to cut off Northern Mexico, Taylor's army invades the city and defeats the forces of General Pedra de Ampudia.
  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Mexico City Surrendered
    U.S. Army launches an attack straight into Mexico City. After 14 hours of fighting Mexico surrenders.
  • Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo
    The Treaty Arrives in Washington and is ratified by the U.S. Senate.