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Road to the Civil War<br />
What happens when a smaller opponent tries to take on a much bigger opponent?<br />
V<br />V<br />V<br />V<br />
Remember the Alamo?<br />Texas was never considered truly independent according to Mexico.<br />Americans differing views ...
Mexican American War<br />Lasted from 1846-1848.<br />Sparked over the annexation of Texas.<br />Differing views<br />Whig...
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo<br />Mexico was forced to surrender because they were so outmatched militarily.<br />Gave U.S....
Grant’s View<br />“Generally, the officers of the army were indifferent whether the annexation was consummated or not; but...
The road to secession<br />
Compromise of 1850<br />Helped relieve sectional tensions for a brief time.<br />New territories could be slave holding st...
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  1. 1. Road to the Civil War<br />
  2. 2. What happens when a smaller opponent tries to take on a much bigger opponent?<br />
  3. 3. V<br />V<br />V<br />V<br />
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  5. 5. Remember the Alamo?<br />Texas was never considered truly independent according to Mexico.<br />Americans differing views of slavery made the decision on Texas tougher.<br />Texas finally becomes a state by 1845.<br />
  6. 6. Mexican American War<br />Lasted from 1846-1848.<br />Sparked over the annexation of Texas.<br />Differing views<br />Whig party was against war (industrialization not expansion)<br />Democrats were for the war (Manifest Destiny)<br />Some thought this would lead to more slave power<br />
  7. 7. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo<br />Mexico was forced to surrender because they were so outmatched militarily.<br />Gave U.S. undisputed control of Texas as well as Nevada, Utah, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming.<br />Mexico received 18,250,000 for the land. (Half of what was offered before the war)<br />
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  9. 9. Grant’s View<br />“Generally, the officers of the army were indifferent whether the annexation was consummated or not; but not so all of them. For myself, I was bitterly opposed to the measure, and to this day regard the war, which resulted, as one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation. It was an instance of a republic following the bad example of European monarchies, in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory”<br />
  10. 10. The road to secession<br />
  11. 11. Compromise of 1850<br />Helped relieve sectional tensions for a brief time.<br />New territories could be slave holding states based on popular sovereignty. <br />Stronger fugitive slave act<br />
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