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In the 1820's Americans started to settle in Mexico's Texas Territory in great numbers.
In 1836 Texas fought for their independence from Mexico. They were led too independence by Stephen Austin.
In 1842, 300 Texans started marching too New Mexico, supposebly to trade but that was not the reason.
In 1845, the US annexed Texas, to make it the 28th state.
James K. Polk was elected for president of the U.S. he supported the idea of Mani Fest Destiny.
Peace did not last that long and soon after the general left some New Mexicans from 3 northern town organized a revolt and killed Governor Bent.
Polk then made a public speech pretty much declaring war on Mexico because they shot on American soil.
Mormon soldiers finnaly arrived in California after marching about 2000 miles.
General Kearny left New Mexico for California in 1846.
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