The Robinson LibraryTHE ROBINSON LIBRARY
The Robinson Library >> American History >> United States: General History and Description >> Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861

Mexican War, 1846-1848


CONTENTS

Chronology of Events and BattlesChronology of Events and Battles
March 6, 1836
Mexican troops led by General Santa Anna defeated a small garrison of Americans at the Alamo. April 23, 1846 Mexico declared war on the United States. February 2, 1848 The U.S. and Mexico signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, officially ending the war.
Flags of the Mexican WarFlags of the Mexican War
What Mexico Ceded to the United StatesWhat Mexico Ceded to the United States as a Result of the War
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (signed on February 2, 1848) required Mexico to give up the Rio Grande region, New Mexico, and California, for which the United States paid Mexico $15 million.
Stephen Watts KearnyStephen Watts Kearny
entered the military at the start of the War of 1812 and ended up making it a career. He subsequently led the campaign that captured New Mexico without a fight and served briefly as Military Governor of California.
Winfield ScottWinfield Scott
entered the Army as a Captain of Artillery in 1808, earned distinction during the War of 1812, led the campaign that captured Mexico City during the Mexican War, and became only the second man ever to hold the rank of Lieutenant-General in 1852.

The Robinson Library >> American History >> United States: General History and Description >> Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861