#31  

Cross Currents 

#31  

Cross Currents 

#39          War with Mexico                          

   Click on the Mexican War paintings   and discuss.

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Last Update: November 2, 2016

OK PASS Objectives

Content Standard 1: The student will analyze causes, key events, and effects of the Civil War  / Reconstruction era.

In 1845 the United States annexed the Republic of Texas, which had recently won its independence from Mexico.   Tension between the United States and Mexico mounted following a dispute over the location of the Texas border. This dispute led to the Mexican War (1846-1848). At the conclusion of the war, Mexico ceded a large tract of territory that composes much of what is now the southwestern United State.  

Mexican War

Causes of the Mexican War    1846

    1.  Border dispute/ Rio Grande/Nueces Rivers
   Mexico did not recognize Texas' independence

    2.  Texas damage claims

    3.  Mexico refused to talk about peace
            John Slidell attempts to preserve peace,
            Santa Anna does not even receive him.

Watch Mexican War "The West" 40min video

 

President Polk sends General Zachary Taylor AKA "Old Rough and Ready" to Mexico Polk knew who ever would emerge from the war a hero would be the next president.

    General Winfield Scott AKA "Old Fuss and Feathers"- won the Battle of Buena Vista
 

    Black Bean Lottery (click and read)

 

Watch Mexican War Treaty 9 min video Fast forward to 4:14 for treaty.

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo
    1.  Rio Grande is southern border of Texas
    2.  U.S. to receive Mexican Cession
    3.  Mexico receives 15 million

   

OK PASS Objectives

Content Standard 1: The student will analyze causes, key events, and effects of the Civil War  / Reconstruction era.

What to do with the Mexican Cession caused great debate in the halls of Congress, and was one of the leading causes of the Civil War.

Gadsden Purchase
bought from Mexico

for 10 million to ensure a direct route for the Southern Railroad.

What did we learn today?

What were the causes of the Mexican War?


What were the far reaching affects of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo?

 

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