Mexican american war
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No!! I'm in control of Texas!
Santa Anna, you're a tyrant! Texas demands freedom!!!!
Come and take the cannon. We dare you!!
Please let Texas become part of the United States
Texas felt that their rights were being violated. The President Santa Anna did not want to let Texas get their independence.
No we didn't
You have passed the border. Die!
Texas had a cannon that belonged to Mexico. They refused to give it back and started to fight back.
Once Texas had indpendence, they asked United States to take them in. At first the United States said no.
America said that the border was Rio Grande but Mexico said that it was Nueces River. So Mexico fired on American people and this started the war.
America declared war and said that the Mexicans fired first. Mexico had the right to because America violated their border.
America won because the Mexicans surrendered. Mexico gave up most of their land which doubled the size of America.
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