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Name: Margaret Kracke Date: 3/5/20 School: MBHS Facilitator: Mrs. McLain 11.01 Texas Annexation Read the summary of the Mexican-American War linked on the Task page. After reading, create a timeline of important events in the war using the table below. The first line of the table is filled in for you as an example. Year Event People Involved Significance 1836 US extended diplomatic recognition to Texas President Martin van Buren The US did not annex Texas at this time, as Mexico had threatened war, but the US recognized Texas’s independence from Mexico. 1845 (July) Polk ordered the commander of the US army in Texas to move his forces to the disputed lands that lay between the Nueces and Rio Grande rivers. James Polk and Zachary Taylor This was an effort to re-establish diplomatic relations. 1845 (Nov.) Polk dispatched Congressman to Mexico with instructions to negotiate the purchase of the disputed areas along the Texas- Mexican border, and the territory compromising the present-day states of New Mexico and California. James Polk and John Slidell It failed – Slidell was not able to negotiate the purchase of the disputed areas.

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