16 war with mexico (11)

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16 war with mexico (11)

  1. 1. The War with Mexico Manifest Destiny at Work
  2. 2. Texas <ul><li>Texas is annexed - 1845 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Balance of Power? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Polk promises to annex OR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preserve the Balance of Power </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Pres. Polk
  4. 4. Oregon Country <ul><li>“ 54 - 40 or Fight” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some wanted it all </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pres. Polk? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t want war </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Willing to compromise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>49th parallel </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Oregon Treaty
  6. 7. War with Mexico <ul><li>Why did fighting start? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Border Dispute - Texas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mexico - Nueces R. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>US - Rio Grande R. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No more Americans in California – closed the border </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 8. War with Mexico
  8. 9. Perception
  9. 10. War <ul><li>Gen. Zachary Taylor moves to Rio Grande </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Invades” Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mexicans cross river </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Invades” US </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dec. of War - 5-13-1846 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. Gen. Scott <ul><li>Knockout Blow </li></ul><ul><li>Landed at Vera Cruz </li></ul><ul><li>Captured Mexico City </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September 14, 1847 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>War officially ends 5 months later </li></ul>
  11. 13. California <ul><li>Americans in California decided to revolt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best chance for Independence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Led by John C. Fremont </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Declared Independence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bear Flag Republic </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 15. Peace Treaty <ul><li>Guadalupe Hidalgo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boundary - Rio Grande </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mexico gave up CA, NM, AZ, UT, NV, CO, and TX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2/5 of land (40%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US paid $15,000,000 </li></ul></ul>
  13. 17. Land Transfer
  14. 18. Conclusion <ul><li>How does the acquisition of all this new land affect the coming of the Civil War? </li></ul>

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