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CHAPTER 11:  Expanding West        Section 3:The Mexican –American War
Manifest Destiny
Manifest Destiny
#8                 #9               #10  Martin            William              JohnVan Buren            Henry            ...
#11James Polk
Manifest Destiny Most Americans believe inmanifest destiny But should slavery spreadwest? James K. Polk is electedPresi...
Acquiring Oregon Britain and U.S. both claimOregon Territory
Acquiring OregonAmericanssay “54 –40 orfight!” But 49   thparallel isagreeduponavoiding
Manifest Destiny
War Begins Texas agrees to becomepart of the U.S. Polk wants California
War Begins• He ordersGeneralZacharyTaylor intothe disputedarea south ofTexas
War Begins• Mexicansattack Taylor• U.S.declares waron Mexico
“Mexico has passed the boundary of theUnited States, has invaded our territory, andshed American blood upon American soil…...
War Begins U.S. winsearly victoriesat:  • Palo Alto  • Monterrey  • Buena Vista
Battle of Palo Alto
Battle of Monterrey
Battle of Buena Vista
The Bear Flag Revolt American settlers inCalifornia revolt againstMexico U.S. sees opportunity andoccupies California
The War Ends Polk replaces Taylor withGeneral Winfield Scott
The War Ends  • He wins  the Battle of  Veracruz  • Conquers  Mexico City Mexicosurrenders
Santa Anna’sArtificial Leg
Treaties 1848 – Treatyof GuadalupeHidalgo endsthe war Also calledthe MexicanCession  • Mexico  forced to give  up land
Mexican Cession
Treaties 1853–GadsdenPurchasecompletesU.S.Mexica
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  1. 1. CHAPTER 11: Expanding West Section 3:The Mexican –American War
  2. 2. Manifest Destiny
  3. 3. Manifest Destiny
  4. 4. #8 #9 #10 Martin William JohnVan Buren Henry Tyler“Martin Van Ruin” Harrison “His Accidency” Died in 32 Days
  5. 5. #11James Polk
  6. 6. Manifest Destiny Most Americans believe inmanifest destiny But should slavery spreadwest? James K. Polk is electedPresident
  7. 7. Acquiring Oregon Britain and U.S. both claimOregon Territory
  8. 8. Acquiring OregonAmericanssay “54 –40 orfight!” But 49 thparallel isagreeduponavoiding
  9. 9. Manifest Destiny
  10. 10. War Begins Texas agrees to becomepart of the U.S. Polk wants California
  11. 11. War Begins• He ordersGeneralZacharyTaylor intothe disputedarea south ofTexas
  12. 12. War Begins• Mexicansattack Taylor• U.S.declares waron Mexico
  13. 13. “Mexico has passed the boundary of theUnited States, has invaded our territory, andshed American blood upon American soil…. The two nations are now at war.” James K. Polk
  14. 14. War Begins U.S. winsearly victoriesat: • Palo Alto • Monterrey • Buena Vista
  15. 15. Battle of Palo Alto
  16. 16. Battle of Monterrey
  17. 17. Battle of Buena Vista
  18. 18. The Bear Flag Revolt American settlers inCalifornia revolt againstMexico U.S. sees opportunity andoccupies California
  19. 19. The War Ends Polk replaces Taylor withGeneral Winfield Scott
  20. 20. The War Ends • He wins the Battle of Veracruz • Conquers Mexico City Mexicosurrenders
  21. 21. Santa Anna’sArtificial Leg
  22. 22. Treaties 1848 – Treatyof GuadalupeHidalgo endsthe war Also calledthe MexicanCession • Mexico forced to give up land
  23. 23. Mexican Cession
  24. 24. Treaties 1853–GadsdenPurchasecompletesU.S.Mexica

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