The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848.The main cause of the Mexican-American War was that it was a battle for land where Mexico was fighting to keep what they thought was their property and the U.S desired to retain the disputed land of Texas and obtain more of Mexico's northern lands.
Why did the U.S. declare war on Mexico?
The United States President Polk declares war on Mexico since American forces established in Texas were attacked by the Mexican military. President Polk's declaration of war sent to Congress for ratification stated that Mexico "invaded our territory, and shed American blood upon the American soil." It helped fulfill America's "Manifest Destiny" to expand it's territory
Who were the main people in the Mexican American War?
James K. Polk was very important because he was the one who led the nation into the Mexican-American War. Santa Ana was also important because he commanded the Mexican forces during losses in the Texas Rebellion and the Mexican-American War.
What happened after the Mexican American War?
After the war the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the U.S.-Mexican War. Signed on 2 February 1848.The treaty drew the boundary between the United States and Mexico at the Rio Grande and the Gila River; for a payment of $15,000,000 the United States received more than 525,000 square miles (1,360,000 square km) of land.
Connections to the Chicano Movement
The Chicano Movement of the 1960s, also called the Chicano civil rights movement or El Movimiento, was a civil rights movement extending the Mexican-American civil rights movement of the 1960s with the stated goal of achieving Mexican American empowerment.