US Mexican War

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Americans Expand Territory

01/1/1836 - 12/31/1848

War Years

03/1/1845 - 05/25/1848

James K. Polk's Inaugural Speech

03/4/1845 - 03/5/1845

Talks about expanding the U.S and "extending the dominions of peace."

Gerneral Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna Sails Into Exile

04/5/1845 - 04/6/1845

U.S Annexes Texas

05/16/1845

Polk sends orders to prepare squandron in Gulf of Mexico

07/1/1845 - 07/2/1845

Mexico still doesn't recognize the annexation of Texas

07/4/1845 - 07/5/1845

General Taylor's Army marches south into disputed territory

03/1/1846 - 03/30/1846

U.S Congress Declares War

05/1/1846

Battles of Palo Alto & Resaca de la Palma. (Taylor's Army Wins)

05/8/1846 - 05/9/1846

Mexicans driven back across Rio Grande

Americans declare California and independent replublic

06/1/1846 - 06/2/1846

Americans Arrest Mexican Politician Mariano G. Vallego "Bear Flag" Revolt.

06/1/1846 - 06/2/1846

Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna returns from exile to once again lead Mexico

08/1/1846 - 08/2/1846

Occupies New Mexico

09/1/1846 - 09/2/1846

Battle of Monterey

09/20/1846

Defeats the forces of General Pedro de Ampudia

Taylor's army occupies Saltillo

11/1/1846 - 11/2/1846

War Ends/ Treaty of of Guadalupe Hidalgo

02/2/1848

Zachary Taylor inaugurated as President of the U.S

03/1/1849 - 1857