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The Mexican War: Brief Contents

1789-1821: Review of early geographic growth of USA
1521: Flashback: Cortez conquers Tenochtitlan
1600-1800: Flashback: Spanish colonies in the southwest
1810-21: Latin American and Mexican independence
1821-35: Growth of Texas
1836: The Alamo and the Texas Revolution
1845: Polk and the expansion west
1845: Preparations for war with Mexico
1845: Dissident voices
1846: Acquisition of the Oregon Territory
1846: Kearny and the conquest of New Mexico
1847: Stockton and the conquest of California  Preview
1846: Zachary Taylor and the war in northern Mexico
1847: Winfield Scott and the conquest of Mexico City
1848: Geographic results of the Mexican War in the southwest
1848- : What happened to the major participants
1848- present: What happened to Mexico; present relations with the USA

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