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Mexican- American War (jan 5, 1846 – jan 1, 1848)

Description:

CAUSES
- Mexican republic won't address US citizen's grievances following Mexican revolution
- MX and US dispute their border. US believes the border is at the Rio Grande River; MX believes the border is at the Nueces River
- Manifest Destiny increases interest in Texas and Mexican-held western territory
- Increased interest in annexation of TX after support of the TX revolt
- MX government refused to negotiate a settlement for the annexation of TX

KEY EVENTS
- Polk orders forces into disputed territory, war breaks out
- US troops take over Mexico City

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Date:

jan 5, 1846
jan 1, 1848
~ 1 years and 11.0 months
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