Pages 14-19 Packet Timeline

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1610: Spanish founded the settlement of Santa Fe.

1610

1820: Jedediah Smith visited the San Gabriel Misson

1820

1820: California had 21 missions

1820

1821: William Becknell reached Santa Fe with a pack of mules loaded with goods

1821

1821: Mexico won it's independence

1821

1821: California became a state in the new mexican nation

1821

1833: The Mexican government passed a law abolishing the missions

1833

1845: The US annexed Texas

1845

1845: California had only about 700 people

1845

1846: Zachary Taylor's army captured the town of Matamoros

1846

1846: A US Navy squadron captured the ports of Monterey and San Francisco

1846

1846: The president told Congress that Mexico had invaded our territory

1846

1846: Small group seized the town of Sonoma + claimed the Republic of California

1846

1847: California was completely controlled by the US

1847

1847: Taylor defeated the Mexicans at Buena Vista

1847

1847: Scott reached the outskirts of Mexico City with his troops

1847

1847: W. Scott's army landed on the Gulf of Mexico near the port of Veraruz

1847

1848: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed

1848

1848: Talk about peace between Mexico and the US start

1848

1853: The US paid Mexico $10 million for the Gadsden Purchase

1853

1880: The Santa Fe trail remained in use until the opening of the railroad

1880