Political map of North America & the Caribbean on 14 Sep 1847 (Manifest Destiny: Battle for Mexico City), showing the following events: Santa Anna's 1847 coup; Pacific Coast Campaign; Mormon arrival in Salt Lake Valley; Caste War of Yucatan begins; Battle for Mexico City.

Battle for Mexico City

Manifest Destiny

North America 1847.0914

Battle for Mexico City

Mexican-American War, Oregon dispute (14 September 1847)

Historical Map of North America & the Caribbean

Mexican troops rushed south to Veracruz but couldn't contain the US advance. After several more hard-fought battles, the US army marched into Mexico City.

Main Events

Santa Anna's 1847 coup

General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna arrives in the northern suburbs of Mexico City, capital of the Mexican Republic, with two divisions, having marched south from Buena Vista. He quickly deposes President Valentin Gomez Farias, replacing him some days later with Pedro Maria Anaya.

Pacific Coast Campaign

United States Pacific Squadron seizes ports along the Pacific coast of Mexico, including La Paz, Guaymas and Mazatlan

Mormon arrival in Salt Lake Valley

The first company of Mormon pioneers arrive in the Salt Lake Valley, in what is now Utah, United States of America, having departed Nauvoo, Illinois, in March 1846, to escape persecution for their beliefs

Caste War of Yucatan begins

Mayan rebels launch an attack on Tepich, Republic of Yucatan; soon most of eastern Yucatan is in Mayan hands

Battle for Mexico City

United States forces under Winfield Scott advance on Mexico City, capital of the Mexican Republic, fighting major battles at Molino del Rey and Chapultepec against Mexican forces led by Santa Anna before capturing the city itself

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