The Mexican-American War
Through (April 25,1846- February 2,1848) the war which had lasted about 4 years, had started due to the two countries disputing over the 525,000 square miles of land (California,Nevada,New Mexico,Wyoming,Utah,and Arizona).Polk had declared war on Mexico by going to U.S Congress speaking of Mexicans spilling blood on American soil, in which the official declaration of war happened two days later. Word got out, then General Antonio Lopez of Santa Anna a very charismatic man, had convinced Polk that he would aid the Americans in taking over the disputed land. Lopez had then back-stabbed Polk by taking over the entire Mexican army. The first battle on April 25, was led by U.S. General Zachary Taylor, in which Mexicans had ambushed the troops effectively killing a dozen soldiers. Then General Winfield Scott's troops took over the town of Veracruz, while Taylor had defeated Monterrey in September.This eventually led to the battle of Buena Vista (February 22, 1847 - February 23,1847)*FUN FACT*: This war is also known as the invasion of Mexico.