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mick Member Level  Sunday, 02/17/19 09:39:11 PM
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MEXICAN WAR SETTLEMENT-The United States paid Mexico the sum of $15 million and agreed to settle all claims of U.S. citizens against Mexico.

YES, MEXICAN WAR 1846 TO 49'ERS GOLD STRIKE --- 1849-MEXICO WANTS THEIR LAND BACK

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Good read on Prez Polk...President Polk declares war on Mexico.

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-polk-declares-war-on-mexico

On May 13, 1846, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly votes in favor of President James K. Polk’s request to declare war on Mexico in a dispute over Texas.

Under the threat of war, the United States had refrained from annexing Texas
after the latter won independence from Mexico in 1836.

But in 1844,
President John Tyler restarted negotiations with the Republic of Texas,

culminating with a Treaty of Annexation.

The treaty was defeated by a wide margin in the Senate because
it would upset the slave state/free state balance between
North and South and risked war with Mexico, which had broken off relations with the United States.

But shortly before leaving office and with the support of
President-elect Polk,
Tyler managed to get the joint resolution passed on
March 1, 1845.Texas was admitted to the union on December 29.

While Mexico didn’t follow through with its threat to declare war, relations
between the two nations remained tense over border disputes,
and in July 1845,

President Polk ordered troops into disputed lands that lay between
the Neuces and Rio Grande rivers.

In November, Polk sent the diplomat John Slidell to Mexico to seek boundary adjustments in return for the U.S. government’s
settlement of the claims of
U.S. citizens against Mexico and also to make an offer to
purchase
California and
New Mexico.

After the mission failed,
the U.S. army under
Gen. Zachary Taylor advanced to the mouth of the Rio Grande,
the river that the state of Texas claimed as its southern boundary.

Mexico, claiming that the boundary was the Nueces River to the
northeast of the Rio Grande,
considered the advance of Taylor’s army an act of aggression and
in April 1846 sent troops across the Rio Grande.

Polk, in turn,
declared the Mexican advance to be an invasion of U.S. soil,
and on May 11, 1846, asked Congress to declare war on Mexico,
which it did two days later.

After nearly two years of fighting,
peace was established by the
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo,
signed on February 2, 1848.

The Rio Grande was made the southern boundary of
Texas, and
California and New Mexico were ceded to the United States.

In return,
the United States paid Mexico the sum of $15 million and agreed to settle all claims of U.S. citizens against Mexico.




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