32% to 25%
Robert J. Walker lowered tariff... how much?
Yes, in 1846
Did he ever restore the Independent Treasury?
Was the Oregon issue settled?
Democrats wanted all of Oregon, but after the _______ _______ southern Dem. didn't much care anymore.
42 degrees, 54 degrees, 49 degrees
England wanted __ latitude at first, but U.S. wanted __ latitude. They settled on __ latitude. Few Brits in Oregon, had no leverage.
Treaty, 49th, Yes
Brits proposed a ______, which separated British and American claims at the __ parallel (excluding Vancouver). Poke sent proposal to Senate and they said ___.
US got the better deal
British 2nd choice rejected and American 2nd choice accepted, U.S. got a bit more land than England did, So?
Those angry with the deal cried "Why all of Texas but not all of Oregon?" Answer was simple: _____ was strong and _____ was weak.
Polk wanted _____ but difficult because of strained U.S.-Mexican relations.
The Annexation of Texas
Mexico had recalled its foreign minister, and had been forced to default on its payments of 3 million dollars to the U.S., after
Texas claimed its southern boundary to be the ___ _____ and not the Nueces River like Mexico wanted, and Polk defended Texas.
U.S. sent John Slidell to Mexico city to buy _______, but the Mexican Government refused to see him.
Zachary Taylor, Mexican
Polk sent an army under _____ ______ to march near Mexican troops.
News of Mexican troops killing the of 16 Americans on Texan soil came to Washington and Polk pushed for ___.
Polk pushed for war and it was declared starting the
Take over the government, End the war, and Give California to the US
A dethroned Santa Anna told the U.S. if he could return to Mexico, he would do three things:
Stephen W. Kearny, John C. Fremont
In the Southwest, U.S. operations were successful led by ______ and ______.
"Old Rough and Ready" _______, a general, fought in Mexico, reached Buena Vista, and repelled 20,000 Mexicans with 5000 men. Instant hero.
Armistice, Santa Anna
Nicholas Trist was sent for ________ w/ Mexico at cost of $10,000. ________ took bribe and used it for self defense.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo What gave America all Mexican territory from Texas to California north of the Rio Grande, U.S. paid 15 million, $3.5 Million in debt from Mexico absolved
Sell their land
In essence, U.S. forced Mexico to?
Whigs wanted the war _____. But others wanted ___ of Mexico. But that wasn't a good idea, so Polk ended it.
Civil War, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant
The Mexican War was great practice for ____ ___. Gave these 2 men good battle experience.
Attaining more land to be disputed.
Paved the way for Civil War by?
Slavery should never exist in land seceded by Mexico
Brought up slavery again.
Importance of Wilmot Proviso?
Texas caused a dispute that led to the Civil War.
Mexicans took small satisfaction in "Santa Anna's Revenge". Why?