The U.S.-Mexican War By renae


- in November 1845 President James K. Polk sent John Slidell to Mexico to settle the disputes.

- with conflict brewing, Polk ordered General Zachary Taylor and thousands of soldiers to Texas.

- In early April, a Mexican general sent a message to Talylor, ordering him to return to the east bank of the Nueces

- some 6,000 Texans volunteered to fight in the U.S.-Mexican War.

- several of the Texas Rangers who joined the U.S forces during the war served as scouts

This is a picture of General Zachary Taylor, who later became the 12th president of the United States


- after winning a few battles in Texas, Taylor began an offensive

- An offensive is a major troop advance.

- Because of his success at Buena Vista, Taylor became a nationa hero and President Polk was not happy about the general's new popularity, and he decided to replace Taylor as commander of the army.

- The new commander was Winfield Scott.

- The United States defeated Mexico in 1847

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