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One hundred seventy-three years ago, American soldiers captured Mexico City. Quite forgotten in the annals of military history, Gen. Winfield Scott’s campaign begun at Vera Cruz ended the Mexican-American War. Peace terms resulted in the $15 million purchase of territory that in time produced ...


Two long years had passed after the initial shots were fired, sparking the Mexican American War in 1846. After United States forces under General Winfield Scott captured and occupied Mexico City in 1848, Mexican President Antonio López de Santa Anna surrendered. Thus, ending the war which began as a border dispute.


In 1846, a dispute over the border between Texas and Mexico resulted in armed conflict, and the Mexican–American War began. After offering to buy the territory, Polk moved U.S. troops into a place that Mexico said was not in Texas, but rather part of the Mexican state of Coahuila. The Mexican army attacked them.


The Mexican–American War was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico that took place in 1846–1848. It occurred in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution in which the Republic of Texas claimed its independence.


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.


The Native American are and never have been a monolithic group. Before and after the formation of the United States, various Native American tribes or nations chose to side with and against the British, Canadians, the United States, Mexico, France...


Texas Independence . T exas’s struggle for independence from Mexico and its annexation by the United States led to the Mexican War. From 1846 to 1848, the United States fought Mexico to acquire land stretching from Texas to the Pacific Ocean. By the 1830s, American settlers in Mexico’s Texas territory outnumbered native Mexicans.


In 1848, after the seizure of Mexico City, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed, ending the Mexican-American War. The treaty obligates Mexico to cede present-day Arizona, California, and New ...


As before mentioned, the Mexican-American war was a purely territorial war. President Taylor wanted to annex Texas after the territory won a war of independence from Mexico. Mexico threatened the United States with war if they annexed Texas, but Taylor still tried and failed to annex twice before finally succeeding in 1845 with the backing of Polk.


The Mexican War, instigated over a border dispute between the U.S. and Mexico, culminated with huge territorial gains for the United States. Known as the Mexican Cession, the area included more than ...