1827 UK and US jointly occupy Oregon
In 1827 both the US and UK occupied Oregon
1836 Texas Independence established
In 1836 Texas got their independence established and became part of the US
1845 Texas annexed
In 1845 Texas was annexed
1846 US declares war on Mexico
In 1846 US declared war on Mexico
1848 Mexican cession
The US and New Mexico signed the treaty of Guadalupe Hindalgo which ended the war and made Mexico give up most of its northern territory.
1848 Gold discovered in CA.
In 1848 gold was found in CA
1849 Gold Rush starts
In 1849 people started flooding to California to get gold
1853 Gadsden purchase
A treaty was signed December 30, 1853 that created the Gadsden Purchace
Trails West Map
Mexican American War
Letter of a 49'er
I am in California trying to find gold. It is very hard to do even though we thought it would be easy. I found a little but finding more is very tough to do. I don't have much to eat here and it has taken a toll on my health. I also do a lot of work all day so I get very tired very easy. I have to go now as I think I hear cheering and that usually means gold was found.
Your loving Husband,