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11.01 Texas Annexation
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Mexico offers cheap land to attract Americans and build up the territory
U.S. purchases land in present-day Arizona in the Gadsden Purchase
Texans defeated at the Alamo/ Santa Anna defeated at the Battle of San Jacinto.
Mexico wins independence from Spain
General Zachary Taylor’s army and General Mariano Arista’s army meet in disputed
territory and several Americans are killed/Congress declares war on Mexico.
Negotiators sign the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the U.S. Senate ratifies it.