5 the united states offered to pay 5 million in 1835

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5. The United States offered to pay $5 million in 1835 and $25 million in 1845 to Mexico for California . 6. What were the 2 causes of the Mexican American War ? 1) First, the desire of the U.S. to expand across the North American continent to the Pacific Ocean caused conflict with all of its neighbors; from the British in Canada and Oregon to the Mexicans in the southwest and, of course, with the Native Americans. 2) The second basic cause of the war was the Texas War of Independence and the subsequent annexation of that area to the United States. 7. What were the requirements asked of the settlers in Texas ? 1) oath of allegiance to Mexico 2) convert to Catholicism, the state religion 8. Treaty of Velasco was the name of the treaty that gave Texas its independence from Mexico . 2
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9. This treaty was signed in 1836 . 10. Why did many Mexicans refuse to accept the treaty ? Many Mexicans refused to accept the legality of this document, as Santa Anna was a prisoner of the Texans at the time. 11. Texas was annexed by the United States on July 4, 1845 . 12. What is significant about that date besides it was when Texas was annexed ? July 4 is a major holiday in United States, known as Independence Day, celebrating the Declaration of Independence of the United States from Great Britain in 1776.
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