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Mexico City and The Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo

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THE BATTLE FOR MEXICO CITY

1.        SEPT. 7, 1847-SCOTT’S TROOPS MET RESISTANCE AT MOLINA DEL REY

2.       WAS THE BLOODIEST ENCOUNTER OF THE WAR

3.      HAND TO HAND COMBAT-2000 MEXICANS AND 700 AMERICANS KILLED

4.       LAST POSITION TO STAND WAS CHAPULTEPEC CASTLE

5.       IS LOCATED ON A 200 FOOT HILL & SURROUNDED BY A STONE WALL

6.       WAS DEFENDED BY BOY CADETS

7.       SCOTT ORDERED THE TROOPS TO STORM IT ON SEPT. 13

8.       SEPTEMBER 16, 1847-BOYS FOUGHT OFF U.S. SOLDIERS WITH PICK AXES & CROW BARS

9.       LAST BOYS JUMPED FROM THE TOP TO THEIR DEATHS

TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO

1.        SIGNED FEBRUARY 2, 1848

2.       THE TREATY CONFIRMED:

3.      THE U.S. HAD TITLE TO TEXAS

4.       U.S. GAINED CALIFORNIA & NEW MEXICO

5.       BORDRER WAS THE RIO GRANDE

6.       U.S. WOULD PAY 15 MILLION

7.       MEXICO LOST OVER 1/2 OF ITS TERRITORY

8.       TWO YEARS LATER SANTA ANNA SOLD SOUTHERN ARIZONA AND NEW MEXCO TO U.S. FOR 10 MILLION THIS WAS KNOWN AS THE GADSDEN PURCHASE.

 

 

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