Mexicans who claimed Texas was their home
Did the tejanos fight for Mexico during the War with Texas?
Yes; because they didn't want too many Americans taking their land and their home would be taken from them if America won
What did Stephen Austin do in Texas?
he brings 300 families to Texas and is paid to do so (an empressario), is thrown in jail for 1 year by Santa Anna b/c of actions, sends America letter saying that only way to solve dispute is war
Why did Stephen Austin go to Mexico City and what happened when he went there?
He went to Mexico City to negotiate with Santa Anna to allow the American Mexicans to stay in Texas; he was arrested
Who was Santa Anna?
He was a dictator of Mexico, also commander of armed forces and wanted Americans out of Texas
Who fought at the Battle of the Alamo and who won?
The Mexicans vs. the Texans; the Mexicans won, because the Texans were greatly defeated, they were fueled to fight harder
What happened at Washington-on-the-Brazos?
The Texan leaders met there to sign the Declaration of Texas Independence
Who fought at Goliad? What happened at this battle? Who won?
Santa Anna and men vs. Texans, Mexicans win, survivors are captured and killed in front of their own family
Who fought at San Jacinto? Why was this battle important? Who won?
Sam Houston launches a surprise attack on Santa Anna's troops, important because Santa Anna is captured, forced to sign independence of Texas treaty, and Texans won
Why did it take so long for the United States to annex Texas?
Fear of war with Mexico and conflict over the issue of the spread of slavery
What was the Bear Flag Revolt?
A group of Mexican Californians(Californios) along with some American reinforcements declared California's independence from Mexico
What was the disagreement regarding the border between Mexico and the United States after Texas was annexed to the United States?
The U.S. claimed the border was the Rio Grande, while Mexico said it was the Nueces River
James Polk promised several things when he ran for president. What were they?
Gain Texas and Oregon and serve just one term in office
What did President Polk do to provoke the Mexicans to start the war?
He sent General Zachary Taylor and some American soldiers into the disputed territory and after a month the Mexicans got angry and attacked
Who organized the beach landing at Vera Cruz? Was it a a success or a failure? Why?
Winfield Scott planned the invasion of Mexico by landing the army at Vera Cruz. It was a huge success. Not a single soldier died in this excursion.
That were the agreements in the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
1. Texas belongs to the U.S.
2. Rio Grande was the border
3. Mexico ceded California, Nevada, Utah and parts of
Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming to the U.S.
4. U.S. paid $15 million to Mexico
5. Mexican residence in the land ceded to the U.S. could remain and become Americans
What does "Manifest Destiny" mean?
America was chosen by God to take over all the land from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
What were the causes of the War with Mexico?
1. Texas annexation
2. Rio Grande / Nueces border dispute
3. Desire to gain California
4.Americans demanded $3 million from Mexico for damages from Texan War of Independence