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The Bear Flag Revolt

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posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 06:27 PM
"California formed a republic after the Bear Flag Revolt. Some historians believe that Captain John C. Frémont, a United States Army topological engineer, directed American militants.
Evidence shows a genuine American militant presence, formed of encroaching American immigrants who revolted in fear upon hearing the rumor that General Mariano Vallejo considered deporting all the Americans in California.

On Frémont’s third visit to California, the Secretary of the Navy, George Bancroft, encouraged that Frémont stir up the revolt. When the Mexicans ordered Frémont out of California, he gathered sharpshooters and picked off the Mexican Militia. Many people would definitely not assume that armed Americans certainly do not have the ability to easily pick off a militia with sharpshooter guns.
Later Frémont met with a government agent, posing as a merchant, on the California-Oregon border. They spoke about progressions in the Mexican War and other disclosed topics. Ironically, the Navy was at bay in California too, with their leader also encouraging the revolt in California.
Evidence continues to show that America took over California, but posing as angry American immigrants.
The Bear Flag Revolt ended with the Americans, followed by Frémont, charging to General Mariano Vallejo’s home as he slept. He had no guards, due to lack of funding. Vallejo signed a treaty. Later William Todd, nephew of Abraham Lincoln, designed a flag for California. Many journals cite that the bear he drew, looked like a pig. He chose a Grizzly bear because the Mexicans feared this beast. Americans gladly relaxed while the Navy captured Monterey and other cities. After the revolt, some Californios, Mexicans who continued living in California, succeeded in their own revolt, capturing a small fort. Later President Polk sent Kearny to eliminate the Californios.
Kearny slowly marched through California, winning some battles, but losing many; as a result, the Californios finally retreated to Mexico for safety. Many sources explain how President Polk pushed George Bancroft, Frémont's father-in-law, and the Secretary of the U.S. Navy, to encourage Frémont to commence war on California. All evidence presented shows that Polk took over California by conquest. "

The purpose is to prove America conquered California through conquest, no other way. If you have any feedback, I'd love to hear it.

[edit on 5-1-2006 by Vinci]

[edit on 6-1-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]


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