Mexican-American War

Kyla DeLuca

Manifest Destiny

It was the United States Manifest Denstint, or obvious fate, to move and settle all the land to the Pacific Ocean. Oregon was easy to occupy fully as American territory. California was under Mexico and occupied by Vaqueros, cowboys and ranchers, and Californio's, colonists of California.


The War

During the Bear Flag Revolt the Americans declared California to be an independent nation.

In 1848 the United Staes and Mexico signed the treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo which officially ended the war and Mexico gave United States much of its Northern Territory.

The Gasden Purchase Mexico gave the United States Arizona and New Mexico in exchange for $10 million.