Mexican american war

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Mexican american war

  1. 1. MEXICAN AMERICAN WAR…..<br />WHY????<br /> WHO???<br /> OUTCOME???<br />
  2. 2. Causes of the Annexation of Texas• sale of land at $.50 an acre, but some land was acquired byhomesteading• Texas Rangers were expensive to maintain; law enforcementgroup initially formed to protect settlers along the frontier, laterbecame a police force in Texas, assisted United States armyduring the United States-Mexican War• there was still a lack of money to maintain protection fromMexico and the Native Americans<br />
  3. 3. Sam Houston<br />President<br />
  4. 4. Causes of Annexation Continued..<br />becoming part of United States, most Texans wanted it some<br />United States citizens opposed it because of slavery, others<br />feared war with Mexico<br />Sam Houston, in favor of annexation, elected to second term<br />debate in United States congress over allowing another slave state into the Union<br />public debt increases and the value of the Texas dollar<br /> decreases<br />United States desire for manifest destiny – westward<br /> expansion<br />
  5. 5. Events…….<br />Mexican-American War – 1846 - 1848<br />Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo – February 2, 1848<br />
  6. 6. Treaty of <br />Guadalupe Hidalgo<br />Sets the boundary <br />Between Mexico and U.S<br />
  7. 7. Effects….<br />Texas is officially recognized as the 28th state on December 29,1845<br />

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