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The Mexican War

Who was president during the Mexican War? James K. Polk
What did James K. Polk want to acquire for the USA? California
How did he try to get it at first? Buying it
What did Polk say trying to get a declaration for war? The Mexicans "Shed blood on American Soil" even though the soil was not American yet
Who was Henry David Thoreau? A dissenter, a transcendentalist, Was thrown into jail for refusing to pay taxes in protest for the war and writing on civil disobedience.
Who was the Mexican president? Santa Ana
When did Santa Ana's army get defeated? February, 1847, but they still did not give up
What was Gen. Winfield Scott's nickname? Old Fuss and Feathers
What did Winfield Scott do in September 1847? He captured Mexico City
When was the peace treaty signed? 1848
What is the treaty called? The treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo
What did it do? It confirmed the annexation of Texas and further ceded California as well as several other places that would include New Mexico, and Arizona. The USA paid Mexico $15,000,000
Created by: john_lucas_