What river caused a dispute between Mexico the US?
Mexico claimed that the Nueces River was the boundary between the two nations while the US maintained that the Rio Grande was the boundary. As clear boundary definitions were never established, some skirmishes occurred on this no-man's land, resulting in American blood shed, and used as casus belli by President Polk to start the Mexican-American War (1846-1848).
None. He just settled a dispute between the United States and Mexico regarding the Chamizal strip (on the US-Mexico borderm between Juarez and El Paso, TX), which was caused by a shift in the Rio Grande River since 1852. It was eventually returned to Mexico in 1963. Although no direct payments were made between both countries' governments, the US government was compensated by a Mexican private bank for 382 structures included in the transfer.
Texas claimed everything north and east of the Rio Grande and Mexico used the traditional boundary of the Nueces River as the border which left the land in between in dispute. To avoid problems, Texans respected the more powerful Mexican Army until they were annexeded by the US at which time they began to push south.
After the Texas Annexation (when America admitted Texas into the Union as the 28th state), America claimed that Mexico was trespassing onto American soil. America claimed that the border between Mexico and The United States was the Rio Grande River. However, Mexico said it was the Nueces River. Many people believe that America claimed that the border was the Rio Grande River so they could easily acquire more land from Mexico.
Texas claimed that it's southern border was the Rio Grande River, Mexico claimed that it was the Nueces River. President James K Polk ordered troops placed between the two rivers. The U.S. inherited Texas' border dispute with Mexico after it annexed Texas and admitted it to the Union as the 28th state.
The definition of the Texas-Mexico border. The Americans stated it was defined by the Rio Grande River, while the Mexicans believed it was the Nueces River. Skirmishes along the Nueces Strip between American and Mexican troops resulted in American blood shed. This was used by president Polk to start the Mexican-American War (1846-1848).
The dispute that started the Mexican-American war was Mexico's argument of where the agreed boundaries were between Texas and Mexico. Before the war, American settlers in Texas were involved in war between Mexico for Texas' independence. The most famous battle during this time was the Alamo. Texas lost this battle, but because of this hard loss, it spirited them on to win the war in the late 1830s. At this point, Texas was it's own…
Texas was the basic reason that war broke out in 1846. The US actions of creating the way to bring the Republic of Texas into the US along with the border dispute as to where Mexico and the US should have a border was a factor. The US and Texas believed that the Rio Grand River should be the natural border between the two nations. Mexico disagreed. War was the result.
The Compromise of 1850 set the border between Texas and the Territory of New Mexico based on the intersection of the Rio Grande and the 32nd parallel. Texas gave up its claim on New Mexico but retained control over El Paso. The Congressional Act of 1854 gave all the Gadsden Purchase lands to the Territory of New Mexico, creating a 12-mile-long Rio Grande boundary between the State of Texas and New Mexico Territory. Over time…