2Historical Facts The Bear Flag Revolt took place on June 14, 1846. A group of settlers, mountain men and explorers stormed General Mariano Vallejo’s home in Sonoma.Source: flag/revolt.html
3Why did the settlers revolt? They felt that the Mexican government was going to deport them back to the States.They did not like being treated like poor minorities.
4IWilliam Ide’s Proclamation William B. IdeHe led 90 Americans to rebel against the Mexican government."To overthrow a Government whichhas seized upon the property of the Missionsfor its individual aggrandizement;which has ruined and shamefully oppressed thelaboring people of California byenormous exactions on goodsimported into the country,is the determined purpose of thebrave men who areassociated under my command.”IWilliam Ide’s ProclamationWilliam B. Ide
5General Mariano Vallejo He was frustrated with Mexico’s management of the territory.Mexico did not send the sufficient funds to manage the Alta California.He also did not receive sufficient military from Mexico.He agreed to support the Americans.General Mariano Vallejo
6Results General Vallejo was placed in prison. War was imminent with MexicoCalifornios were defeated at Olómpali Ranch.Captain Charles Fremont fought with Mexico even though declaration of war was not approved by US government until much later.Source: