The Texas Revolution/US-Mexican War

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"Old Three Hundred" Colonize Texas

1821 - 1827

Mexican Independence

September 27, 1821

National Colonization Law

August 18, 1824

Mexico outlaws slavery

September 15, 1829

Mexico closes Texas to US immigration

April 6, 1830

Stephen Austin meets General Santa Ana in Mexico City to discuss reforms

1833

Mexican army tries to capture a cannon in Gonzales

September 1835

Texans revolt against Mexico

October 2, 1835

The siege at the Alamo

February 1836

Sam Houston declares Texas a free country

March 1836

Massacre at Goliad

March 27, 1836

Battle of San Jacinto

April 21, 1836

Lone Star Republic Established

September 1836

James Polk becomes president

March 4, 1845

John Slidell offers Mexico $25 million for TX, CA, and NM

November 29, 1845

Texas enters the US as a slave state

December 29, 1845

Fighting breaks out along the Rio Grande

April 25, 1846

General Zachary Taylor invades Mexico

May 1846

Congress declares war on Mexico

May 1846

John Fremont invades California

June 14, 1846

General Stephan Kearny invades New Mexico

September 1846

Battle of Buena Vista

February 22, 1847 - February 23, 1847

General Winfield Scott wins at Chapultepec, Mexico City falls

September 1847

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

February 2, 1848