The gold Rush peaked in 1852. These two treaties also partly caused the Civil War and affected the events around the war. When the United States purchased all the new land from Mexico, people weren’t sure whether to make the land slave or non slave land. Whenever the United States obtained a new piece of land citizens would have this debate. This was one of the major reasons for the Civil War .This problem occurred after the signing of both treaties.
According to President Polk, “Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory and shed American blood upon American soil,” (Document B). The Americans were not the ones that attacked the Mexicans; it was the other way around. The Mexicans and the Americans did not agree on where the border between Texas and Mexico. The Americans were still where they thought their territory was, and the Mexicans invaded America! The Americans needed to fight back to defend their honor.
Americans were outraged over the border dispute at the Nueces and the Rio Grande rivers, and Mexicans were irate with America’s annexation of Texas. President James K. Polk availed in the atmosphere of animosity, hurrying to place troops on conflicted land. On May 9, 1846, he found his cause for war. Mexican and American troops had engaged in combat on April 24, which led American blood spilt on contended soil. However, through all their fighting spirit, the Americans faithfully ignored their own mistreatment of the Mexicans.
The stability of Mexicans government had been under done and the political side of there government had been unprepared for international conflicts and wars. As time passed there worse nightmares came true, the war between U.S and Mexico. As for Texas, it becoming or settling as a independent state, in 1845 Texas became the 28th state in the U.S.
The war between the U.S. and Mexico transpired between the years of 1846-1848. There were many Americans migrating into Texas, this did not go unnoticed by President James K. Polk, so he to attempted to annex Texas. Likewise, he sought after territory in New Mexico and California. The U.S. alleged that the Texas southern border was the Rio Grande. Conversely, Mexico did not recognize this borderline and as an alternative thought the Nueces River was the border.
20 1 ,2 ,3, Secede After a long, ruthless battle with Mexico, Texas hoped to get annexed to the U.S. and live in peace. Their wish was granted; however, they were not able to live in peace for long. After being a part of the US for __ years, Texas began to disagree with the rest of the US on many issues such as slavery and states’ rights, just to name a few. After seeing a few other states secede from the Union, the Texans got motivated to do so as well. Secede means, to officially leave a country or state.
Someone with more money could grow a strong army and potentially overthrow the crown. Another interpretation was the idea of racism within Texas. Anglos retained previous beliefs that anyone of darker color would be significantly inferior to them, which created tension between all of the inhabitants. I believe that there were many other ideas that went through the minds of Santa Anna and his people. I think that there could have been ideas revolving around land control, and taking the land.
By insisting on their Spanish blood and the absence of any African blood, some Mexicans were able to claim whiteness and purchase land. Whiteness was thus inscribed in Texas law as the precondition for the rights of both citizenship and land ownership. This construction of whiteness separated white Texans from slaves and laborers of such "mongrel" groups as African Americans and Mexicans. Chapter Two, " 'The Little Brown Man in Gringo Land," details the impact of the legalization of Mexican labor and the relaxing of the Immigration Act of 1917 on farm labor and tenancy in central Texas. Large numbers of Mexicans in central Texas replaced African American and Anglo American tenants and sharecroppers, exacerbating tensions among the remaining white tenants.
After the war had ended, we as a nation had gained more power of Texas and all the South to North states. James K. Polk did this in which a war had broken out in Mexico over who had owned Texas. In which James K. Polk had handled this by a war in which the U.S. had won. We American look at this as a factor of power in our nation. James K. Polk soon then had died shortly after he had retired(biography.com).
Texas became a state with Coahuila. The people were not happy with this, particularly Juan Seguin. He stated that Coahuila would dominate politics. However, nothing changed and Coahuila did infact dominate state politics. However, Santa Anna did grant the request that Immigration be legalized from the United States, which had been banned in the Law of April 6, 1830, which had upset many Texans.
The South especially wanted to the expansion because they wanted to extend to slavery to maintain their power and balance in Congress (pg. 372). Americans in search of land cooperated with Mexican Authorities to gain lands. But Jackson despised Mexicans he still wanted Texas apart of the Union. Texas remained independent for years and it
American troops were sent to southern Texas to only result in meeting the same set of foes. Gun shots were heard as U.S. troops and Mexican troops fought. As a result, James Polk, the president of the United States at the time, declared war on Mexico. The U.S. was not justified into going into war with Mexico because the Annexation of Texas and California was unofficial, Texas unfairly changed its borders after winning its
Majority of tejanos and Americans who had settled in Texas hated the laws created by Mexico’s President Santa Anna. They Decided to break away and fight for their own independence. Eventually the Texans would defeat Santa Anna and gained their Independence. After James Polk Became President in 1845, Congress voted for the annexation of Texas. Even though the United states had annexed Texas.
California which is one of the fifty states of American might have been stolen from Mexico. On April 25th 1846 after the annexation of Texas American soldiers went to the borders by Texas and went to guard it. Mexico had a different perspective however and saw that the United States were crossing their borders and attacked them. This caused a lot of conflicts which lead to the Mexican American War. I believe that America was not justified with going to war with Mexico because of how Mexico did not accept the annexation of Texas, Mexico defending their land and US invading it, the last reasons is what Mexico did not accept slavery but Americans ignored this rule.
Imagine inviting neighbors into one 's space and they take it for themselves. This is how Mexico felt in the Mexican-American war. Mexico had a substantial amount of land after declaring itself free from Spain. They wanted to increase the population by allowing U.S. settlers to come into Texas. However, this wasn’t a good idea because Americans had different beliefs on things such as slavery.