The Texas Revolution And The Mexican-American War

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All who live in and around the borderlands knows and understands that there is so much more to the border than the basic definition given by Webster’s Dictionary which states that a border simply exists as “the outer part or edge of anything; the exterior limit of a place.” Whenever the “white” man has unfairly imposed on new land in which the Native Americans or the Mexicans already owned and claimed, tensions flared and more often than not conflict arose. The United States and Mexico border is no exception to this fact of history. This borderland consists of many conflicts between the Native Americans, the Mexicans and the Europeans who all fought to keep or take over the land that they claimed or wanted to claim as their own. The US-Mexico …show more content…
The Texas Revolution began with the Battle of Gonzales in October 1835 and ended with the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. The Mexican-American War, also called Mexican War, was a war that was fought between the United States and Mexico beginning in April 1846 and ending in February 1848 with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. The Mexican-American War emanated from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 along with a disagreement about where the Texas territory ended. The Mexicans claimed that the Texas border ended at the Nueces River, but the United States claimed that it ended at the Rio …show more content…
Polk first tried to buy the desired territories from Mexico. With 25 million dollars, John Slidell was sent by the president to buy California and New Mexico and if this deal was accepted, then the US would withdraw all military troops from the Mexican territories and Mexico could keep the Rio Grande. Unfortunately, Santa Anna was outraged with the United States and completely refused to even meet with John Slidell to discuss the territories in the deal. President Polk decided to begin mobilizing more troops after Slidell returned having no luck in making a

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