The Mexican-American War

Overview

The filmmakers at the History Channel investigate what many historians claim to be among the most unjust wars ever waged in this look at the Mexican-American War hosted by boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya. Launched in April of 1846, "Mr. Polk's War" was an attempt by America to expand its border to the Pacific Ocean. In doing so, it took almost half of Mexico's territory. In this film, viewers are offered the chance to view this conflict from both sides of the battlefield. Mexican and American historians come ...
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Overview

The filmmakers at the History Channel investigate what many historians claim to be among the most unjust wars ever waged in this look at the Mexican-American War hosted by boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya. Launched in April of 1846, "Mr. Polk's War" was an attempt by America to expand its border to the Pacific Ocean. In doing so, it took almost half of Mexico's territory. In this film, viewers are offered the chance to view this conflict from both sides of the battlefield. Mexican and American historians come together to ask why war was initiated, examine how it was fought, and reveal why it ended in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Archival materials, vivid reenactments, and newly captured location footage help to paint a vivid picture of the controversial war that involved such noted historical figures as Zachary Taylor (who would later become president), Ulysses S. Grant, and Robert E. Lee. Discover why the Mexican-American War was one of the most crucial conflicts in North American history, and how it forever changed the relationship between the two neighboring nations.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/16/2008
  • UPC: 733961147384
  • Original Release: 2006
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  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 28,937

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Oscar De La Hoya Participant
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Mexican-American War
1. Declaration Of War [:01]
2. Mexico's New Commander [15:14]
3. Battle Of Monterrey [2:29]
4. Bloody Showdown In San Diego [12:05]
5. Political Heat [5:52]
6. On the Verge Of Victory [1:48]
7. Bombardment Of Vera Cruz [7:11]
8. Pride Of Santa Anna [8:39]
9. San Patricio Brigade [7:28]
10. Castillo de Chapultepec [9:46]
11. Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo [6:33]
12. Conclusion [4:52]
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