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Mexican-American War<br />Yesenia Cruz<br />Professor Fernadez<br />May 19, 2011<br />U. S History 22<br />
Mexican American War<br />Overview <br /><ul><li>The Mexican–American War was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848.
This armed conflict was after the U.S annexation of Texas.
The United Stated wanted to expand across the North American continent.
The Texas War of Independence and the subsequent annexation of that area to the United States</li></li></ul><li>Results of the War<br />The war left major results which were positive and negative.<br />For example which were the results for the residents.<br />What were the results for opposite countries.<br />Which country benefited.<br />
Positive Results for U.S.<br />The United States gained the state of Texas, New Mexico, California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado.<br />The United Stated won victory and were seen as powerful.<br />It gained 66% of territory.<br />Slavery stopped in Washington D.C.<br />
Positive Results for Mexico<br />Even though Mexico lost the battle, the positive side is that they finally had peace.<br />The killing stopped<br />
Negative Results for Mexico<br />j<br />Mexico lost its territories.<br />The death of many soldiers.<br />The death of many innocent people.<br />Mexico was for the worst by the war in all mannerisms.<br />It lost almost 50% of its territory.<br />It also lost much of its stability due to the uprisings that took place during and after the war and had to deal with U.S. interference.<br />
Negative Results for U.S.<br />The war cost the United States over $100 million.<br />It ended the lives of 13,780 U.S. military personnel<br />The war led to the disruptions in Congress and the build up of hatred between the North and South for each had a specific stance when it came to the problem of slavery.<br />l<br />
Results for Residents<br />The former Mexican citizens who lived in the territories were promised U.S. citizenship and their former lands by the United States. <br />When citizens of the eastern U.S. traveled into the new territories the Mexican peoples’ claims on the lands were ignored as the “easterners” stole those lands and settled down. <br />Using the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo as one of their key arguments, many of these Mexicans tried to regain their lost lands through lawsuits. They, however, were unsuccessful <br />
Results for the countries<br />After a series of United States victories, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the two year war. In return for $18,250,000, Mexico gave the U.S. undisputed control of Texas, with its border at the Rio Grande River, and the U.S. agreed to withdraw her armies from Mexico. <br />The treaty also required Mexico to Mexico abandoned her claims to California, New Mexico, and other lands which are now included in the states of New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, California. <br />
Which country benefited<br />,<br />Even though Mexico received money in exchanged for the territories, the U.S. benefited.<br />It gained 66% of land.<br />The United States obtained the expansion of the U.S across the North American continent.<br />
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