Claireb's Mexican American War Timeline

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    Mexican American War

  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    Texas Admitted to the Union
    Congressional resolution signed by President John Tyler to annex Texas and Texas becomes a state.
  • US Tries to Buy Land (Sidell and Polk)

    US Tries to Buy Land (Sidell and Polk)
    President Polk sends John Sidell to Mexico to buy New Mexico and California. The Mexican press finds out and due to bad publicity, Mexican President Herrera refuses to meet with Sidell.
  • US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

    US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border
    General Taylor's army marches to the Rio Grande, going into the disputed territory between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande.
  • US Declares War

    US Declares War
    Polk asks Congress to declare war on Mexico. Congress approves $10 million and 50 thousand volunteers for the war effort. Polk wants to intimidate Mexico into
  • US Gains California

    US Gains California
    US troops occupy Los Angelas and Californios surrender
  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Mexico City Surrendered
    After facing 14 hours of American shelling, Mexico City surrenders to US
  • Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo
    Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo signed and sent to DC