Asked in War and Military HistoryMexico
War and Military History
How is the bear flag revolt related to the war with Mexico?
Asked in California, Brown Bears, Flags
How would you describe the bear flag rebellion?
The Bear Flag Revolt took place in California, while Mexico still had control of it. While US and Mexico were feuding, John Fremont, a US army major, began encouraging the Americans living in Mexico's California to revolt. 33 people did, creating a flag for the "California Republic". The flag had a bear and a star on it, thus came the name "The Bear Flag Revolt".
What do the bear and the star represent on CA state flag?
Who was involved in the bear flag revolt?