Mexican Independence from SpainWho: Mexicans and Spaniards
What: Fought a War
Where: In Mexico
Why: The mexicans resented the spanish control of monopolies and disliked the political reform.
So What: The mexicans now have independence from spain and now live as one country.
Texas Independence from MexicoWho: Mexicans and settlers in texas
What: Texans wanted independence from mexico
Why: The texans did not like mexico and wanted independence from their rulers
So What: Texas is now part of the U.S. and is not part of mexico
Mexican American WarWho: Mexico and the U.S.
What: The U.S. wanted texas and california for their country
Where: The U.S. California, Texas, and New Mexico
Why: People were angered by the issues with texas
So What: The U.S. took control of the battle and tried to take mexicos land away.
Treaty of Guadalupe HidalgoWho: Mexico and America
What: A treaty for mexico to give up half its territory
Where: Texas border at Rio Grande River
When: Feb, 2 1848
Why: America won the war and paid mexico 15 million for the territory
So What: The entire half of mexico was given to america and america expanded greatly.
Gadsen PurchaseWho: Franklin Pierce and Mexico
What: Franklin Pierce wanted to buy land from mexico for 10 million
Where: 75 miles north of El Paso
Why: President Pierce wished to secure the land for railroad expansion
So What: Franklin paid 10 million and got the land he wanted, so the american railways expanded across the country.