Influencias Espanolas
By: H. Griffith & L.Bradshaw
Why did the
influence of
Spanish culture on
the U.S. increase
after the Mexican
War and what did
America gain?
Autobiography
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Me llamo Winfield Scott
Yo vivo en Dinwiddie County, Virginia
El año es mil ochocientos, cuarenta y seis(1846)
Yo soy engreído, abrasivo, y poco diplomático
i tengamos confianza, soy atrevido, y tengo un disreguard arrogante
para la seguridad personal
Yo soy dedicado a las circunstancias
Me llaman “alboroto viejo y plumas”
Yo soy una de las mejores mentes militares del siglo
Delego responsibilidad
Impact of Spanish Culture and
What America Gained
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Political border was created & literally split families apart
Violence and violations towards the Mexicans
US gained around 75,000 Spanish speakers
Many American’s wanted to wipe out Spanish from the US
Many Mexican citizens moved out of Texas
1850 census recorded fewer than 16,000 Mexican Texans
Access to Pacific ports and minerals & riches
Land to make more profit off of
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
 1848: Signed at Guadalupe Hidalgo north of capital where Mexican
government fled with advance of US forces
 Mexico fully surrenders their land
 Mexican territory gained: Upper California, New Mexico, Arizona,
parts of Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Wyoming, and Utah
 Commissioner Colonel Jon Weller & surveyor Andrew Grey were
appointed by US government & General Pedro Conde & Sr. Jose
Illarregui were appointed by Mexican government to survey & set
boundary
 The Rio Grande was known as the southern boundary with the US
 US paid Mexico $15,000,000 & paid American citizens debts owed
to them by the Mexican government
 Gave civil rights to Mexicans living in the US
 Ended the war and specified consequences of the war
Vocabulary
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Engreído: conceited
Abrasivo: abrasive
Poco Diplomático: undiplomatic
Tengamos: it
Confianza: confidence
Atrevido: daring
Arrogante: arrogant
Seguridad: security
Circunstancias: circumstances
Dedicado: dedicated
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Alboroto Viejo: old fuss
Mejores: top
Mentes: minds
Siglo: century
Delego: I delegate
Militares: military
Works Cited
 Castañeda, et al. "The Aftermath of War." PBS. KERA, 19952006. Web. 7 Jan. 2014.
<http://www.pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/aftermath/>.
 "Teaching With Documents: The Treaty of Guadalupe
Hidalgo." National Archives. The U.S. National Archives and
Records Administration, n.d. Web. 9 Jan. 2014.
<http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/guadalupehidalgo/>.
 Worth, Richard. Independence for Latino America. Ed. Mark
Overmyer-Velázquez, Ph.D. New York City: Infobase
Publishing, n.d. Print.
Spanish Influences:
Why did the war
happen?
Autobiography
¡Hola! Me llamo Sam Houston. Yo vivo
en Texas. El año es 1846. Soy uno de
Washingtons primera senadores.
Why did the War Happen?
 Conflict began because America and Mexico were seeing who was going to control
of Texas because it was on the border of Mexico and America.
 After the Americans won the revolutionary war, they started discovering the west of
the us and they discovered Texas and Mexico did not approve.
 Since the discovery of Lewis and Clark Americans started moving west and
discovering new land like the Louisiana Purchase. The significance of this was that
Louisiana is right next to Texas.
 Texas was a large amount of land, and could have many possibilities like new
resources for different things which could bring money into Mexico.
 More Americans started moving to Texas and it then became more independent
and more American. Texas then declared independence from Mexico in 1836.
 War began in 1846. In the time period of 1836-1846:
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in 1845 Texas is admitted to the Union
Vocabulary
Primera: first
Senadores: senators
Works Cited
"The Mexican-American War." Social Studies for Kids. Social Studies for
Kids, n.d. Web. 9 Jan. 2014. <http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/>.
Sam Houston. Peterborough: Cobblestone, 1994. Print.
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