Mexican War and Compromise of 1850 Outline

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4/14/10 Mexican War and Compromise of 1850 I. Mexican War, 1846-1848 Battle was over where the border between Texas and Mexico will be ^ Mexico wanted Nueces River, America wanted Rio Grande Soldiers sent and start fighting, once Americans die Polk says we are in the War A. Wilmot Proviso (1846) A proviso to war spending Bill; was a Democrat, but made him act like a northern He said that any territory acquired from Mexico should be free land Doesn’t pass; but angers a lot of southerners, especially other Democrats ^ Makes Wilmot look like a trader (this starts to weaken the Democratic party, people start to look at themselves as Northern/Southern Democrats now) B. Free Soil Party (emerges 1848) People feel the 2 parties don’t represent their interests, so they start their own “Free Soil” had 2 meanings: 1) area where slavery would not be allowed, 2) Government should be giving free land to people willing to move to the SW C. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) America gets CA, NV, AZ, UT, part of NM & CO (about a million square miles) Did give Mexico some money for damages Polk achieved his goal of stretching from coast to coast 1. Gadsden Purchase (1853)
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course HIST 111 taught by Professor Onlinecourse during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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