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The Aftermath of the Mexican- American War. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848)  Forced on Santa Anna and Mexico  What does this mean? How can you.

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1 The Aftermath of the Mexican- American War

2 The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848)  Forced on Santa Anna and Mexico  What does this mean? How can you force someone into doing something? WHY would you need to use force?  Southern boundary of Texas set at the Rio Grande  U.S. gained:  Present-day states of California, Nevada, and Utah  Most of Arizona and New Mexico  Parts of Colorado and Wyoming  U.S. agreed to pay $15 million to Mexico and pay debts of Mexico to U.S. citizens

3 Nueces River boundaryRio Grande boundary

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5 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo  In 1853, the United States’ acquisition of the southern portion of New Mexico enabled the U.S. to have flat land for a connecting railroad from East to West.  Once the United States gained control of these areas, populations grew with new settlers flooding west. ***MEXICO LOST HALF OF ITS TERRITORY IN ALL!***

6 Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, 1848 Nicholas Trist, American Negotiator

7 Legacies of Mexican-American War  “Small war”—not many lives lost  Gained a ton of land (increased size of US by 1/3)  Prepared military and soldiers for Civil War  Led to Mexican resentment  Re-aroused issue of slavery which would lead to Civil War  WILMOT PROVISO

8 Wilmot Proviso  The Wilmot Proviso banned slavery from any territory being acquired by the Mex-Am War ( California, Utah and New Mexico).  Northerners supported the proviso.  The Northerners feared that adding slave territory would give slave states more opportunity in Congress. Southerners had opposed this proviso. Southerners feared that if the Wilmot Proviso became a law power would shift to the North.

9 A Just War?  “Mr. Polk’s War”  What was achieved?  What was lost?  Significant Effects?


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