Mexican-American War Ayvarie Bappe

The Mexican-American War was a war for land and territory. The Americans wanted more land therefore they proceeded to have another war with the Mexicans 10 years after The Alamo.

The causes of the Mexican-American war were started with the United States declined to incorporate it into the union, largely because northern political interests were against the addition of a new slave state. Mexicans attacked a group of U.S. soldiers in the zone under the command of General Zachary Taylor, killing about a dozen. They then laid siege to an American fort along the Rio Grande.

James K. Polk- James Knox Polk was the 11th President of the United States. Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He later lived in Tennessee.

Winfield Scott- Winfield Scott was a United States Army general and unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig Party in 1852

Zachary Taylor- Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general.

Stephen Watts Kearny- Stephen Watts Kearny was one of the frontier officers of the United States Army. He is remembered for his work in the Mexican American War, especially the conquest of California.

The Americans had many advantages over the Mexicans that helped them win the war. They had many more soldiers than the Mexicans, they also had many more volunteers. The Americans also had better communication as well as better firearms.

How they approached the war by pushing towards the Rio Grande, entering the Mexican territory. The U.S. claimed the border of the Rio Grande. Americans wanted a treaty but the Mexicans declined it. Taylor ignored the Mexicans demand and continued forward. Therefor the Mexican forces prepared for war

The war ended with The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo signed on February 2, 1848 ended the Mexican-American War, with the U.S. winning. James K. Polk’s war was successful, he lost public support after nearly two wars that shed blood and was costly.

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