Westward Expansion

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In History
  • Mexico Wins Indepenance from Spain

    Mexico gains it's independance from Spain and takes over control of the New Mexican and California territories.
  • Texas Rebels

    Texas leaders meet to declare independence from Mexico
  • The Battle of the Alamo

    Mexican General Santa Anna and 4,000 troops defeat a group of 200 Americans at an abandoned missionary called The Alamo.
  • Congress Passes Annexation of Texas

    Proposed by newly elected President James K. Polk.
  • Texas Admitted into the Union

    Texas is officially inducted as the 28th state
  • President James K. Polk gets word of Attacks

    President polk recieves word that Mexican forces hae attacked his troops. he then declares war on Mexico.
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    Mexican-American War

  • Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo

    Treaty is signed resulting in the end of the Mexican War and an American victory. The United States gains the New Mexican and Californian Territories and pays Mexico $15 Milion.
  • California Admitted into the Union

    California is admitted as a free state thanks to Henry Clay's Compromise of 1850.
  • Transcontinental Railroad is Completed

    the railroad is completed making it significantly easier to travel from coast to coast.
  • Arizona Amitted into Union

    Arizona isadmitted into the United States as the last state of the comtinent.