Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Mexican-American War

The Mexican American War tells the still-controversial story of President James K. Polk's desire to expand U.S. territory to the Pacific Ocean. First offering to purchase the land from Mexico, Polk ultimately had to resort to war to achieve his goal. Knowing he had strong military superiority, Polk hoped the war would last only a few weeks but underestimated the passion of Mexicans to defend their country. It would take two years for Army Generals Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott to bring Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to the bargaining table. And that only occurred when American forces occupied and controlled Mexico's capital, Mexico City.


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