Annexation of Texas


The Texas annexation was the 1845 incorporation into the United States of America of the Republic of Texas, which was admitted to the Union as the 28th state.

us and mexican war of 1846


The battle of Palo Alto

May 8, 1846 - 1846

The Battle of Pablo Alto, the first major engagement of the U.S.-Mexican War, was fought on May 8, 1846, just north of present-day Brownsville, Texas.

The Battle of Vera Cruz

March 9, 1847 - 1847

American forces under General Winfield Scott made the country's first amphibious landing at Vera Cruz, a Mexican coastal city, on March 9, 1847. Before the Mexican Army knew it, 12,000 American troops were on land and marching toward Vera Cruz.

The Battle of Chapultepec

September 13, 1847 - 1847

On September 13, 1847, the American army assaulted the Mexican Military Academy, a fortress known as Chapultepec, which guarded the gates to Mexico City.