Caleb K's Mexican American War Timeline

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    Mexican American War

  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    Texas Admitted to the Union
    John Tyler, the President of the United States, signed a congressional resolution to add Texas to the United States.
  • US Tried to Buy Land (Slidell Polk)

    US Tried to Buy Land (Slidell Polk)
    Polk sent John Slidell to Mexico to try and buy New Mexico and California, but Mexico refused to meet.
  • US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

    US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border
    General Taylor marched past the Nueces River into disputed territory claimed by America and Mexico.
  • US Declares War

    US Declares War
    Polk asks congress to declare war and they accept.
  • Battleof Monterrey

    Battleof Monterrey
    General Taylor invades the City and defeats the Mexican general, Pedro de Ampudia. This victory helped redruit more troops to the American Army.
  • Mexico City Surrender

    Mexico City Surrender
    Mexico City was captured by General Winfield Scott, who led the army in from Vera Cruz.
  • Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo
    American and Mexican negotiators meet to discuss the treaty and said that mexico must cede 55% of its land to America and in return America gave them 15 million dollars for war related costs.