Rowan Brubach's Mexican American War Timeline

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    Rowan Brubach's Mexican American War Timeline

  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    Texas Admitted to the Union
    Texas joins and accepts the U.S.'s offer of annexition.
  • US Tried to Buy Land(Sidel and Polk)

    Polk sends Sidel to Mexico in order to buy New Mexico and California. Though, when newspapers claim that President Herrera is a traitor, Herrera refuses to meet Sidel.
  • US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

    General Taylor leads his army into disputed territory clamied by both Mexico and the US.
  • US Declares War

    Congress approves $10 million and 50,000 volunteers for the war effort. Polk hopes this will intimidate Mexico into settling the border issue and selling both California and New Mexico to the US.
  • US Victories (Battles of Palo Alto/Resaca de la Palma)

    Winning both of these battles, Taylor's army drives the Mexicans back across th Rio Grande.
  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Battle in Mexico City: Unable to get reinforcements, the Mexicans succumb.
  • Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo

    Trist and Mexican negotiators settle on an agreement where the US will get California, New Mexico, and have to mantain the border of Texas at the Rio Grande for $15 million.