Mexican War Storyboard
Updated: 6/15/2020
Mexican War Storyboard
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Ananya Jain

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  • Texas was annexed into the US in 1845. However, the Mexican government did not want to give up their land.
  • Polk sent Americans into Mexico to provoke war with the Mexicans. General Taylor led them to the Rio Grande River to claim the land east of the river.
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  • When the Mexicans shot at the Americans, Polk sent for the order for war to Congress. The Mexican-American War officially began.
  • The Mexicans and US fought for two years (1846-1848).
  • In 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the war and seals American victory. Mexico agrees to recognize the US annexation of Texas.
  • To cover the debts Mexico owed to the US, Mexico gave the territories of California and New Mexico to the US for $15 million.
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