Robyn M's Mexican American War Timeline

Timeline created by MsOlson
In History
  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    Texas Admitted to the Union
    President John Tyler helped to get Texas annexed but slavery stopped it from being a simple annextion.
  • US tried to buy land

    US tried to buy land
    Slidell was told to try and purchase California by President Polk, for $25 million but was refused by Mexico.
  • US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

    US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border
    President Polk ordered troops to go to the border of Mexico and Texas, this increases the tension between the U.S. and Mexico.
  • US Declares War

    US Declares War
    President Polk declaration of war in hopes of gaining valuable territories in California and New Mexico.
  • US Victories

    US Victories
    The Battle of Cerro Gordo, General Winfield Scott fought against Mexican armies and started a string of battles that resulted in the Capture of Mexico City.
  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Mexico City Surrendered
    After 14 hours of fighting, the US army occupies Mexico City.
  • Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo
    Called for Mexico to cede 55% of its territory in exchange for $15 million.