10 1. Conflict Breaks Out Mexico and Texas disagreed on the border Polk sent General Taylor into the disputed region and a diplomat to Mexico CityThe Mexicans ordered Taylor to leave, when he refused – they attackedTHE WAR BEGINS!TexasMexicothehistoricpresent.wordpress.com
11 2. The Bear Flag RevoltA group of Americans in California seized the town of Sonoma in June 1846In July the US Navy invaded California and claimed it for the US.
12 3. War’s EndFearing Taylor’s popularity Polk fired him and replaced him with Winfield ScottSeptember 1847 Scott captured Mexico CitySanta Anna Fled the countryWinfield Scotten.wikipedia.org
13 C. American Settlement in the Mexican Cession commons.wikimedia.org
14 1. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Officially ended the warMexico had to give up land, known as the Mexican Cession totaling 500,000 square milesIncluded present day CA, NV, UT and parts of AZ, NM, CO, WYIt increased the size of the US by 25%
15 The United States agreed to pay Mexico $15 million The US also agreed to pay $3 million in claims held by US citizens against MexicoThe treaty provided protection for Mexicans living within the Mexican Cession
16 2. The Gadsden Purchase The US paid Mexico $10 million In exchange the US got the Southern parts of Arizona and New Mexico