Timeline Rio C

By MsOlson
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    Mexican American War

  • US Tried to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)

    US Tried to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)
    President Polk sent Sidel to Mexico to buy New Mexico and California. President Herrera refused to negotiate with Sidel.
  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    Texas Admitted to the Union
    after being an independent republic for several years. It applied for admission to the United States as a state.
  • US Declares War

    US Declares War
    Congress approved the declaration of war with southern Democrats in strong support.
  • US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Mexico City Surrendered
    Mexico's number of troops were outnumbered andmany of its large cities was occupied,so they could not defend itself and had little choice but to make peace on any terms.
  • US Victories Siege of Veracruz

    US Victories Siege of Veracruz
    followed by a three-day negotiation, on 29 March, the Mexicans officially surrendered (before it, US rejected the Mexican's plead of letting children and women out of the city).
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    The treaty provided for the Mexican Cession of 1.36 million km² in exchange for 15 million dollars. The Treaty also ceded an additional 1,007,935 km² (Texas)