Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War

By mcj1194
  • The Battle of the Alamo

    (February – March 836) 187 American against 4000 Mexicans, stirred American support and anger against Mexico
  • Texas Declaration of Independence

    The Republic of Texas is now independant from Mexico
  • 54-40 or Fight

    James K. Polk runs for President on an expansionist platform. wants annexation of Texas and wants the British to give the US total control of the Oregon Territory (to the 54th Parallel)
  • Slidell Mission

    1. Mexico to recognize the Rio Grande as the border between Texas and the United States
    2. purchase New Mexico fo 5 million dollars
    3. purchase california no matter the price
  • mexican army captures American soldiers and kills 11

    Polk sees this event as a good opportuity to declare war
  • Wilmot Proviso Introduced

    roposed that any land gained from the Mexican-American War would not have slaves --> passed by house not senate
  • Seige of Vera Cruz

    20-day siege during the Mexican-American War. United States military forces won, then, continued on to Mexico City.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Ended the Mexican-American War; US gains California and New Mexico