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Mexican American war. DISPUTE OR CONQUEST. REASONS FOR WAR. 1. MEXICO AND U.S. DISPUTE BORDER OF TEXAS 2. U.S. DEMANDED MEXICO PAY FOR AMERICAN PROPERTY DESTROYED IN MEXICO 3. MEXICO HAD KICKED OUT ALL AMERICANS LIVING IN CALIFORNIA. AFTER AMERICA.

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mexican american war

Mexican American war

DISPUTE OR CONQUEST

reasons for war
REASONS FOR WAR
  • 1. MEXICO AND U.S. DISPUTE BORDER OF TEXAS
  • 2. U.S. DEMANDED MEXICO PAY FOR AMERICAN PROPERTY DESTROYED IN MEXICO
  • 3. MEXICO HAD KICKED OUT ALL AMERICANS LIVING IN CALIFORNIA
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AFTER AMERICA

NS WERE TOLD TO LEAVE CALIFORNIA, MANY GOT TOGETHER

AND REFUSED TO LEAVE. THEY EVEN TOOK UP ARMS AND ATTACKED ANY MEXICAN OFFICIAL WHO TRIED TO CARRY OUT THEIR DUTY. SOON THERE WOULD BE FIGHTING IN CALIFORNIA AND A CALL FOR FREEDOM.

dispute of border
DISPUTE OF BORDER
  • MEXICO SAYS THAT THE LAND THAT BELONGS TO TEXAS ENDS AT THE NUECES RIVER.
  • TEXAS AND NOW THE U.S., SAYS THE LAND BELONGING TO TEXAS ENDS AT THE RIO GRANDE RIVER.
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PRESIDENT POLK SENT GENERAL ZACHARY TAYLOR TO TEXAS TO GUARD TEXANS FROM ANY THREAT FROM MEXICO.

WHEN TAYLOR ARRIVED AT THE RIO GRANDE, HE FOUND MEXICAN TROOPS CAMPED ON THE OTHER SIDE.

MEXICO ORDERED TAYLOR AND HIS MEN TO GO BACK TO THE NUECES RIVER AT ONCE. TAYLOR REFUSED. ON APRIL 25, 1,600 MEXICAN CALVARY ATTACKED 60 U.S. SOLDIERS, later a battle would be fought at PALO ALTO

TAYLOR SENT WORD TO WASHINGTON THAT AMERICA HAD BEEN ATTACKED. CONGRESS DECLARED WAR ON MAY 13, 1846

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As soon as Americans heard they were at war, A fever set in. Thousands of men enlisted and joined the army looking to avenge Davy Crocket and teach Santa Anna a lesson.

So many men joined up from Tennessee that the state was called the Volunteer State.

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NOT EVERY ONE AGREED WITH THE WAR. SOME FELT IT WAS A PLOY TO GRAB LAND FROM THE U.S. WEAKER NEIGHBOR MEXICO.

IN FACT, A YOUNG SENATOR BY THE NAME OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN ACCUSED PRESIDENT POLK OF ILLEGALY CROSSING OVER INTO MEXICO TO START A WAR OF CONQUEST.

PRESIDENT POLK

THOUGH LINCOLN’S OUTCRY WAS NOBLE. HE WAS IN THE MINORITY OF THOUGHT. MOST AMERICANS WERE FOR THE WAR

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3 PRONG ATTACK

1. KEARNEY ATTACK FROM THE EAST

2. TAYLOR WOULD ATTACK FROM THE NORTH

3. WINFIELD SCOTT WOULD ATTACK

VERA CRUZ

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BATTLE OF MONTERREY

SEPT 24, 1846

THOUGH THE AMERICANS WIN THIS BATTLE ,MANY OUR KILLED FIGHTING STREET TO STREET AND HOUSE TO HOUSE.

TEXAS RANGERS EVEN SAY THEY NEVER RESPECTED MEXICAN FIGHTING UNTIL TODAY

in fact the u s flag was flown for the first time in this war
In fact, The U.S. flag was flown for the first time in this war.

The flag will fly with 28 stars. The 28th star represents the newest state Texas.

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BATTLE OF BUENA VISTA

FEB 23,1847

SANTA ANNA HAD SURROUNDED GENERAL TAYLOR AND DEMANDED

HE SURRENDER.

THE REPLY WAS GIVEN” TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS”

rangers in the war
RANGERS IN THE WAR

TEXAS RANGERS WERE A VITAL PART OF THE WAR. THEY KNEW THE LAND, THE PEOPLE, AND HOW TO FIGHT LIKE THERE WAS NO TOMORROW.

UNFORTUNATELY, THEY LIKED TO DRINK A LOT, WOULDN’T OBEY ORDERS FROM THE U.S. MILITARY AND HAD A BAD HABIT OF NOT TAKING PRISONERS.

THE MEXICANS CALLED THEM LOS DIABLOS TEJANOS

HOWEVER, TIME AND TIME AGAIN RANGERS LIKE R.I.P FORD AND COFFEE HAYES SAVED TAYLOR AND HIS MEN FROM CERTAIN DEATH.

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UNFORTUNATELY FOR OUR FRIEND JUAN SEGUIN. BECAUSE OF DISCRIMINATION BY NEW AMERICANS COMING INTO TEXAS TO FIGHT IN THE WAR, AND FEARING FOR HIS SAFETY.

HE AND OTHER PROMINENT TEJANOS FLED WITH THEIR FAMILIES TO MEXICO.

WHILE IN MEXICO HE WAS FORCED TO JOIN THE MEXICAN ARMY.

HE WILL NEVER RETURN TO Texas WHERE HE AND HIS FATHER BEFORE HIM WERE BORN.

treaty of guadalupe hidalgo
TREATY OFGUADALUPE HIDALGO

“PRESIDENT POLK ASSIGNED NICHOLAS TRISTWITH NEGOTIATING A PEACE TREATY.

There shall be firm and universal peace between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic, and between their respective Countries, territories, cities, towns and people, without exception of places or persons."

- The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo,1848

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MEXICAN CESSION
  • Mexican American War lasted from 1846-1848 and resulted in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) which transferred one million square miles of Mexican land (equivalent to western Europe), absorbed 100,000 Mexican citizen and 200,000 Native Americans and all or part of ten states: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Kansas, southern Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas) to the United States.
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