Battle of Palo Alto
Updated: 2/3/2021
Battle of Palo Alto

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  • January, 1846
  • President James Polk ordering General Zachary Taylor to send a force to the Rio Grande.
  • General Taylor, I need you to defend the Rio Grande as Texas' border.
  • Yes, Mr. President. I'll send a force to defend it.
  • General Taylor and his troops at the Rio Grande.
  • January, 1846
  • THIS IS THE TEXAS BORDER LEAVE NOW
  • Texas and Mexican forces fighting because the Mexicans thought this was a hostile attack.
  • THIS IS A DISPUTED AREA . YOU ARE TRESPASSING
  • April, 25 1846
  • The Battle of Palo Alto. The Americans bought their horse artillery. Whereas, the Mexican's weapons were weak.
  • American Officers:General Zachary Taylor and Captain Sam Walker
  • Mexican Officers:Genera Mariano Arista and General Anastasio Torrejon
  • May 8th, 1846
  • The battle took place near the Rio Grande and Brownsville, Texas.
  • Now that I have acquired control of the Rio Grande. I can protect Texas.
  • After the Americans' victory of the Battle of Palo Alto, Zachary Taylor got control of the Rio Grande.
  • May 8th, 1846
  • As the tensions between America and Mexico rise, Congress declares War. The Battle of Palo Alto was the first battle of the Mexican-American War.
  • As Congress, we declare War on Mexico.
  • May 12th, 1846