The Mexican-American War

The Mexican-American War

by Charles W. Carey


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The Mexican American War was a war of conquest led by the United States to take the lands north of the Rio Grande and Gila River from Mexico. Even today, the debate continues as to the morality of the US invasion although it paved the way for the United States to become a dominant world power. Through engaging narrative enhanced by excerpts from primary sources, students will learn about the circumstances that led to the war, the people who fought it, the deciding battles, the aftermath, and the lasting impact it has had on American pop culture and relations between Mexicans and Americans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766076624
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 08/28/2016
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Chapter 1 Heroes and Hangings 6

Chapter 2 Why Was the Mexican-American War Fought? 12

Chapter 3 Zachary Taylor and the Army of the North 24

Chapter 4 The Return of Santa Anna 42

Chapter 5 Stephen Kearny and the Army of the West 50

Chapter 6 Winfield Scott and the Army of the East 60

Chapter 7 Fighting for Mexico City 68

Chapter 8 The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 78

Chapter 9 Mexico After the War 86

Chapter 10 The United States After the War 100

Chronology 114

Chapter Notes 116

Glossary 122

For More Information 124

Index 126

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