Mexican-American War

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Mexican-American War The Mexican-American War started in April 1846 and ended in February 1848. It was marked as the first U.S armed dispute fought on foreign soil. It marked a politically divided and militarily unprepared Mexico against President James K. Polk who believed the United States had a “manifest destiny” which is a belief that the expansion of the U.S throughout the American continents was both justified and inevitable. The United States first plan was to send the army to Rio Grande to invade the heart of Mexico while a second force was to occupy New Mexico and California. Other battles took place in Monterrey, Mexico City, Veracruz and at Buena Vista. Infection and disease took many more U.S deaths than combat did. Atleast
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