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Mexican History Part 1

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Mexica
The name the Aztecs referred to themselves
Vicente Guerrero
Political ally of Santa Anna who began the conservative element of the Independence Movement.
Dolores
El Grito____de was said by a Spanish monk from a bell tower.
Gen. Winfield Scott
American General that defeated Mexico in 1847
Napoleonicas
Las Guerras_____caused the chaos that produced Mexican independence.
Indians
They lost their special colonial status with the passage of the Constitution of 1824
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Indian civilization present in the Valley of Mexico when the Aztecs arrived.
El Masacre de Guanajuato
This massacre swung popular support was from the Indian revolt in 1810
James Knox Polk
He ran for President for the U.S. on a hawk platform
Gral. Juan Álvarez
This general overthrew Santa Anna for the last time in 1855
Gen. Zachary Taylor
This U.S. general led American troops into the disputed territory of southern Texas in 1846
Quetzalcoatl
Aztec god of destruction; Mayan god of victory
Messila Valley
This valley was sold to the U.S. as "The Gadsden Purchase"
Cádiz
The Spanish Cortes moves to this southern city when Napoleon invades Spain in 1808
Texcoco
Swampy lake that Mexico City sits on
Abraham Lincoln
U.S. congressman from Illinois who wanted to know the "spot" where American blood was shed in Texas.
California
The "upper" part of this Mexican territory was part of the land ceded in the U.S. in 1848
Rooster
Santa Ana owned a champion one of these
Veracruz
Mexican state that was owned almost entirely by Santa Anna's family
Stephen Austin
The capital of Texas is named for this Texan representative to the Mexican Congress
Tampico
One of the Santa Anna's famous titles was the "Hero of ___"
José Morelos
Second leader of the Indian revolt, he was caught and executed in 1815
Gral. José Joaquín de Herrera
He was overthrown "por la desgracia nacional" of losing Texas.
Buena Vista
This battle turned the tide of the Mexican-American War.
Huitzilopochtil
Aztec sun god
Rio Nueces
The border dispute in Texas between U.S. and Mexican forces took place when Americans crossed the river
Conservadores
Political party that supported Santa Anna
El Plan de Iguala
This "Plan" is a 23-article document drafted by independence conspirators in 1821
Itúrbide
Last name of Emperor Agustin I
Hidalgo
Padre_____began the Mexican war for independence to help Indians
Enciclopedistas
El Movimiento de los______was the Spanish name for the Enlightenment
Guadalupe
The Treaty of _______-Hidalgo ended the "War With the United States."
N'ahuatl
The language of the Aztecs
Santa Anna
Charismatic dictator who lost the Mexican-American War
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Mexico City was first named after this first Aztec emperor
Gral. Anastasio Bustamante
Santa Anna's arch-nemesis and leader of Centralista Party
Borbón
The administration of the Viceroyalty of New Spain changes with the beginning of this Spanish ruling family
Manuel Félix Fernández Guadalupe Victoria
First elected president of Mexico
President James Monroe
First U.S president to formally recognize Mexico
Brazo
Spanish term for the body part Santa Anna lost in battle then held a funeral for.