Mexican-American War

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However, America continued to win by working their way along into the Northern Theater of Mexico upon September of 1846 at the Battle of Monterrey where sixty-five thousand American troops under General Taylor forced five thousand Mexican troops under General Pedro Ampudia to parlay surrender. President Polk didn’t like Taylor’s move to allow for surrender at Monterrey and so he turned command of his forces over to one General Winfield Scott and left Taylor back towards the Rio Grande. By February of 1847, General Santa Anna of Mexico had broken the American line at the Battle of Buena Vista where three-thousand four-hundred Mexicans were killed and six-hundred fifty Americans were killed. Seeing General Santa Anna and his forces in disarray, President Polk dispatched Nicholas Trist of his State Department in March of 1847 to create a peace treaty with Mexico.
Come September of 1847, General Santa Anna and Mexico had failed therefore General Scott had led a victorious army into the Mexican capital, Mexico City, where Santa Anna quit from his office of President. The Mexican government was radically destabilized by this and many United Statesmen wanted to make an annexation of all of the Republic of Mexico. At last on February 2nd of 1848, just after the discovery of gold in Sacramento, the United States government forced Mexico to sign the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to end the war and deliver all of the territories desired. They took away the great areas of Texas to California which also includes New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada (actually, the lower parts of New Mexico and Arizona were held off limits until the new Gadsden purchase of those lands made in 1854) for the amount of fifteen million dollars. The closing sequence...

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