The Texas Revolution/US-Mexican War

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"Old Three Hundred" Colonize Texas (1821-1827)

1820 - 1827

Mexican Independence (1821)

1821

National Colonization Law (1824)

1824

Mexico Outlaws Slavery (1829)

1829

Stephen Austin meets General Santa Ana in Mexico City to discuss reforms (1833)

1833

Mexico closes Texas to US immigration (1835)

1835

Massacre at Goliad (1835)

1835

Texas revolt against Mexico (1835)

1835

Mexican army tries to capture a cannon in Gonzales (1835)

1835

Sam Houston declares Texas a free country (1836)

1836

Lone Star Republic Established (1836)

1836

The siege at the Alamo (1836)

1836

Battle of San Jacinto (1836)

1836

James Polk becomes president (1844)

1844

John Slidell offers Mexico $25 million got TX, CA, and NM (1845)

1845

Texan enters US as slave state (1845)

1845

John Fremont invades California (1846)

1846

General Stephan Kearny invades New Mexico (1846)

1846

Congress declares war on Mexico (1846)

1846

Fighting breaks out along the Rio Grande (1846)

1846

General Zachery Taylor invades Mexico (1847)

1847

Battle of Buena Vista (1847)

1847

General Winfield Scott wins at Chapultepec, Mexico City falls (1847)

1847

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848)

1848

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