- General Pedro de Ampudia
I require you...to break up your camp and return to the east bank of the Nueces River while our Governments are regulating the pending question in relation to Texas. [Should you refuse] arms, and arms alone, must decide the question.
Outbreak of the Mexican-American War
With the annexation of Texas, the US inherited that state's boundary dispute with Mexico. In a bid to settle the issue, as well as purchase the ...