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The American Navy dominated the sea. The American government provided stable, capable leadership. The economy of the expanding United States far surpassed that of the fledgling Mexican state. Morale was on the American side. The war was a rout. Polk directed the war from Washington, D.C. He sent a 4-prong attack into the Mexican heartland.

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The Mexican-American war of 1846-1848 was not inevitable but both sides placed themselves on a collision course that seemingly made it so. A combination of Mexican unwillingness to recognize Texas independence and the desire of Texans for statehood with American desire for westward expansion set the stage for the first offensive war in the short History of the United States.

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The Mexican-American War: Military Campaigns. American military forces took up several major campaigns in the course of the Mexican War. Polk began his prosecution of the war in June of 1846 by ordering American forces farther into Mexican territory. He directed Taylor and his men to push southward from the Rio Grande into central Mexico.

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Mexican American War Timeline- This shows all the important events that had occurred during the war. James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States, supported manifest destiny and wanted to fight for land for his own benefit.

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The Mexican American War was the first American war fought on foreign soil. The Mexican army was ill-prepared to fight against the Americans. The U.S. won most of the battles. Less than two years later, on February 28, 1848, the two countries signed a peace treaty. The U.S. paid Mexico $15 million, plus damages, for Texas, California, and all ...

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Mexican-American War - The Mexican-American War was a short but important conflict between the United States and Mexico. It lasted from 1846 to 1948 and was fought over the state of Texas. The seeds of the war were sown in 1821 when Mexico declared its independence from Spain in 1821 and became an empire for a few short years. This experiment with monarchy didn't work, and the country reverted...

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Print shows a scene from the Battle of Monterrey, led by General Zachary Taylor and General William J. Worth, during the Mexican-American War.1855. Library of Congress. In 1844, President James K ...

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The Mexican-American War and the Civil War. One significant aspect of the Mexican-American War was the virtual abandonment of the militia concept for war purposes. The regular army was increased to more than 30,000 troops, and approximately 60,000 additional volunteers were recruited.

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The result was massive Mexican American participation in World War II, the most recent estimate being that some 500,000 Mexican Americans served in the conflict For many, a novel sensation of belonging accompanied the experience. Private Armando Flores of Corpus Christi, Texas, for example, fondly recalled being rebuked for putting his hands in ...

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The Mexican-American war was by no means justified. It was a fight between a strong and mighty country and a relatively weaker one. By the time the war ended, many lives had been lost and a lot of property destroyed. All this happened because the United States wanted more territory and they were taking from a country that was smaller than they ...