Mexican American War

by Blake Mooney

Causes of the war

1. Mexico and America were fighting over the river boarders

2. manifest destaniy

3.Mexico was weak so America attacted

4.Mexico was insulted by America, because they offerd $30 million to buy half of Mexico

Military Leaders

America: Scott and Grant


Mexico: Santa Anna

Political Leardes

United States: James K Polk


Mexico: Maniro

Terms of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

1. Texas was know a part of America

2.Mexican seccestion

3.Mexico get $15 million dallors from Texas for buying half of the land insted of $30 million

Major Battles

monterry Mexico city:In the Battle of Monterrey (September 21–24, 1846) during the Mexican-American War, General Pedro de Ampudia and the Mexican Army of the North was defeated by the Army of Occupation, a force of United States Regulars, Volunteers and Texas Rangers under the command of General Zachary Taylor.

Buena Vista

The Battle of Buena Vista (23 February 1847), also known as the Battle of Angostura, saw the United States (U.S.) Army use artillery to repulse the much larger Mexican army in the Mexican-American War. Buena Vista, a village of the state of Coahuila, is seven miles (12 km) south of Saltillo, in northern Mexico. this was one of the boodeist battle of them all.

Palo Alto

The Battle of Palo Alto was the first major battle of the Mexican-American War and was fought on May 8, 1846, on disputed ground five miles (8 km) from the modern-day city of Brownsville, Texas. A force of some 3,400 Mexican troops – a portion of the Army of The North – led by General Mariano Arista engaged a force of 2,400 United States troops – the "Army of Observation."

Compromise of 1850

The Compromise of 1850 was a package of five bills passed in the United States in September 1850, which defused a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican-American War

Manifest Destiny

the 19th-century doctrine or belief that the expansion of the US throughout the American continents was both justified and inevitable.