Ashley D mexican american timeline

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    Mexican American War

  • 1845 Texas admitted to the union

    1845 Texas admitted to the union
    by signing the congressional resolution president tyler annexes texas
  • 1845 US Tried to Buy Land(Sidel and Polk)

    1845 US Tried to Buy Land(Sidel and Polk)
    In his inaugural speech,President Polk includes expanding the united states and "extending the dominions of peace".
  • 1846 US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

    1846 US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border
    General taylor's army travels south towards Rio Grande, moving into land debated over who both mexico and the US thinks is theirs.
  • 1846 US Declares War

    1846 US Declares War
    Taylor sends letter to president polk declaring US congress war against Mexico
  • 1846-1848 US Victories(battle of buena vista)

    1846-1848 US Victories(battle of buena vista)
    though taylors army was outnumbered 15,000 to 5,000 their willpower encouraged them to defeat santa anna's troops.
  • 1847 Mexico City Surrendered

    1847 Mexico City Surrendered
    after 14 hours of trying to defend castle of capultepec by the US army,without any reinforcements mexico city surrendered.
  • 1848 Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo

    1848 Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo
    A US negotiator is sent to get treaty signed.Mexico agrees for an exchange of land and 15 million dollars.