Mexican American War

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  • Conflict Breaks Out
  • Mexican American War
  • War Begins
  • Mexico wanted to stop their border at the Nueces River. The U.S. also wanted this region and in 1845 President Polk sent an army into the area. 
  • The Bear Flag Revolt
  • Armando Cortez
  • Question 
  • ?
  • The U.S. army had better weapons and equipment and had an army of 200,000 volunteers. Many Americans supported this war. 
  • War's End
  • In 1846 500 Americans lived in California. The Bear Flag revolt was when the U.S. settlers revolted against the Mexican government and adopted a flag with a bear. 
  • California Republic
  • What president number is President Polk? How did the U.S. quickly become better equipped than their enemy? Why did California adopt the bear flag? Why is Mexico still a country today?
  • Santa Anna reinstated his power in 1846 and went on the attack. The war went on and Mexico City fell in 1847. 
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