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Joined up with some other Americans- overthrew the Mexican authority  there d. California Independence-  Bear Lag Republic  3. Steven Curney- started out in Kansas- went down santa fey trail- gets out to  California- discovers that freemont plus sacremento folks declared their republic  and he joined up with them iii. Capture the heart of mexico is the third part 1. Capture mexico city 2. Capital 3. For this purpose- polk came up with a different general a. Winfield scott i. Credidted with being the greatest American general from the  end of the  something  war to the beginning of the civil war ii. Old fuss and feathers iii. Figured out how to capture mexico city iv. Quite difficult 4.Before mexico city fell- polk sent out another American diplomat a.Nicholas Tristb.On one hand- some Americans who were very infused with spirit of manifest destinyi.Wanted to take all of mexicoc.Trist couldn’t find the Mexican governement to negotiate withd.By time Mexican gov’t was defeated  iv. Treaty of Guadelope Hidalgo-  provided the following: 1. Mexicans give up their claims to Texas (formally acknowledge it) a. By the terms of the treaty of GH- mexico agreed to give up all claims to  texas, acknowledging the boundary was at Rio Grand River 2. Agree to give up the entire American southwest including Ca a. Upper California and new mexico to the US b. New mexico- part of Arizona, part of utah, part of Nevada 3. US agrees to pay 18.25 million dollars a. Gives Mexico directly 15 mill dollars- 3.25 million leftover is the money  to the American citizens 4. Why pay? Guilt? Deal done quickly? a. 2 different views: b. Abraham Lincoln (spotty)- act of sending an armed force was  uncessessary- war was unconstitutional- levying war was not in president but only congress  i. Some Americans thought war was immoral and even  unconstitutional c. Some Americans- wanted to take all of mexico, not just upper california,  but also lower (bahas) 5. Senate passed the treaty 6. Polk added more treaty to the US (if you include Texas)  than any other  president in history  MORE THAN EVEN LOUISIANA TERRITORY a. Mexico lost at least half of its territory Mexican war When treaty submitted to the senate- some anti-slavery types thought it inappropriate for US taking so much away from mexico- treaty needs 2/3 of vote to pass it It did pass eventually Treaty Actually provided for the conditions above ^
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Mexican War and Its Results: 1. Territorial gains were immense- if included Texas than Polk was the president that added the most land to the country 2. Wars always have costs a. People die b. Literally cost money to fund c. 13,000 americans died- however majority died because of disease not battle wounds i.
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