HISTORY STORYBOARD Mexican war
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Mexico Gains Land
Finally!!! a nice place to live in.
I know right?!?
That's a done deal
These areas were first colonized by Spain but became Mexican territories when Mexico won its independence in 1821.
Getting their Land back
Did you see the newspaper?
He sent a representative to Mexico to try to buy the territories, but Mexican officials refused even to see Polk's representative.
yeah, they launched war. crazy isn't it?
A few years later, the United States acquired still more land from Mexico. In 1853, James Gadsden arranged the purchase of a strip of land just south of the Mexican Cession for $10 million.
The First Strike
They said New Mexico and California together were “not worth a dollar” and should be returned to Mexico.
Give Mexico their Land back!!!
Two days after Polk's speech, Congress declared war on Mexico, starting the Mexican-American War.
On April 25, 1846, Mexican soldiers fired on U.S. troops who were patrolling along the Rio Grande. Sixteen Americans were killed or wounded.