YEA!!! You can't take our land by force! WE MUST NEGOTIATE!!
The Mexican American War was based on the Americans wanting to overtake the Mexican territory by force.
ALL YOU AMERICANS DO IS DEMAND AND TAKE WHAT ISN'T YOURS!!
THIS IS ONLY BECAUSE YOU MEXICANS DON'T WANT TO GIVE UP YOUR LAND!!
The beginning of the war
GO BACK TO YOUR OWN COUNTRY AND JUST GIVE UP YOUR LAND! WE DON'T NEED MEXICANS
The war started on April 25, 1846 and ended in February 2, 1848.
Texas had regained independence from Mexico in 1836. After Polk was elected as president in the U.S, he wanted to claim New Mexico and California for his own. When he was declined he sent troops to the Nueces River and Rio Grande. This triggered the war.
Who was involved?
Sanata Anna, The six cadets, Ulysses S. Grant
What were the results?
America had won and had taken their land. While Mexico had lost the war and their land.
The loss that Mexico had to endure had enraged citizens of Mexico and had boosted the movements and the Mexican revolution. The people began movements to stand up for what they wanted back which was their homeland and continued to offer even more because the Americans paid no attention to them.
How can the War connect to Chicano Movements?
Polk, Winfield Scoot, Zachary Taylor, Franklin Pierce, these three men led America towards victory.