Alec G Mexican American War Timeline

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    Mexican American War

  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    Texas Admitted to the Union
    President John Tyler signs the Congresional resolution to annex Texas
  • US Tried to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)

    US Tried to Buy Land (Sidel and Polk)
    President Polk sends John Sidell to Mexico with instructions to try to buy New Mexico and California.
  • US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

    US Troops 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

    US Declares War
    President Polk asks the US Congress to declare war on Mexico.
  • US Victories: Battle of Buena Vista

    US Victories: Battle of Buena Vista
    General Taylor's army is outnumbered 15,000 to 5,000 but nevertheless, its firepower defeats Santa Anna's troops, and sends them retreating towards the south.
  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Mexico City Surrendered
    Unable to get reinforcements, the Mexicans finally surrender. US troops capture and occupie Mexico City
  • Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo
    Negotiators sign Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.