Finn T's Mexican American War Timeline

Timeline created by MsOlson
In History
  • Period: to

    Mexican American War

  • Texas Admitted to the Union

    Texas Admitted to the Union
    The US government accepted Texas' request to admit it as a state, so protecting it from Mexico.
  • US Tried to Buy Land (Slidell and Polk)

    US Tried to Buy Land (Slidell and Polk)
    John Slidell is sent to meet with Mexican President José Joaquín de Herrera to attempt to purchase New Mexico and California. Herrera declines the meeting over public pressure and political fears.
  • US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border

    US Troops Stationed at Disputed Border
    Taylor and a group of soldiers moved into the area of land clamied by both the US and Mexico, raising tensions between the two.
  • US Declares War

    US Declares War
    The US officially declared war on Mexico, with $10,000,000 and 50,000 volunteers reserved for the war effort.
  • US Victory at Monterey

    US Victory at Monterey
    The U.S. Army surrounded the Mexican Army at Monterrey and negotiated a ceasefire, angering Polk.
  • Mexico City Surrendered

    Mexico City Surrendered
    Mexico City surrendered to the U.S. insurgence, essentially ending the Mexican-American War.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Ratified

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Ratified
    The Treaty of Guadalupe was ratified by the Mexican Congress, officially marking an agreement between both sides of the Mexican-American War that a large portion of Mexican land was to be turned over the the U.S., expanding the continental area to what it is today.