Mexican American War for Kids
April 21, 1836: A New Country is Formed - The Republic of Texas: Texas used to be a state in Mexico, the Mexican State of Texas. Texas fought Mexico for independence and won! Texas became a country, the Republic of Texas.
Border Skirmishes: There was a great deal of disputed territory that Texas insisted was part of Texas. Mexico insisted it belonged to Mexico. There were constant border skirmishes.
1845: Texas becomes the 28th US State: To solve things, Texas asked to be annexed into the United States. Texas believed joining with the United States would end their battle with Mexico.
1846-48, The Mexican-American War: Still, border skirmishes continued. This was a major cause of the Mexican-American war, a war America won. The battle cry, “Remember the Alamo” rang out again.
It was an important war because it changed the shape of both Mexico and the United States.