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Mexican War

Overview page. Subjects: History — Warfare and Defence.

(1846–48) a war that vastly increased U.S. territory and contributed to the sectional crisis. Elected in 1844 on a platform of expansionism, James K. Polk moved quickly to fulfill his ...

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Mexican War

James A. Ramage and Andrea S. Watkins.

in Kentucky Rising

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7319 words.

When the United States declared war on Mexico in 1846, mainly over the issue of the annexation of Texas, Kentuckians supported the war and men volunteered with overwhelming enthusiasm. In...

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Mexican-American War

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

The immediate reason or excuse, depending on the point of view for the Mexican-American War (1846 1848) was Texas. In

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Mexican-American War

Michael C. Miller.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 840 words.

The immediate reason or excuse, depending on the point of view for the Mexican-American War (1846 1848) was Texas. In

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The Mexican-American War

Irving W. Levinson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); International History; Military History. 15543 words.

The Mexican-American War ranks among the most consequential events in the history of both nations. Although the casus belli for the United States’s May 12, 1846, declaration of war was the...

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The Mexican-American War

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mexican History and Culture

November 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional and National History. 15039 words.

The Mexican-American War ranks among the most consequential events in the history of both nations. Although the casus belli for the United States’s May 12, 1846, declaration of war was the...

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Mexican-American War

Michael C. Miller.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 840 words.

The immediate reason—or excuse, depending on the point of view—for the Mexican-American War (1846–1848) was Texas. In 1836 Texas won its independence from Mexico. The Mexican government...

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Mexican War (1846–48)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 87 words.

War between Mexico and the USA. It broke out following US annexation of Texas (1845). The Mexicans were

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United States–Mexican War

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

In May 1846, the United States declared war on Mexico. The ensuing conflict would forever change the futures of both countries. For the United States, the Mexican War opened up ...

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Mexican War (1846–48)

Joseph G. Dawson.

in The Oxford Companion to American Military History

January 2000; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 3445 words.

(1846–48).

After weeks of fruitless diplomacy, the United States and the republic of Mexico declared war on each

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Mexican War (1846–1848)

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 1481 words.

One of America's most successful conflicts militarily, the Mexican War added vast territories to the national domain. As the first

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United States–Mexican War

Richard Griswold del Castillo.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 2729 words.

In May 1846, the United States declared war on Mexico. The ensuing conflict would forever change the futures of both

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The U.S.–Mexico War

Omar Valerio-Jiménez.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Early 19th Century US History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Western US History. 9243 words.

The United States–Mexico War was the first war in which the United States engaged in a conflict with a foreign nation for the purpose of conquest. It was also the first conflict in which...

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The U.S. Mexican War

Christopher Conway.

in Latino Studies

P ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; US Cultural History. 5435 words.

The US-Mexican War of 1846–1848 was key to the drawing of the modern borders of the United States and Mexico, and it contributed to the coming of the Civil War in the United States. At the...

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Texas and the Mexican War

WILLIAM DUSINBERRE.

in Slavemaster President

February 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 5141 words.

Polk's grandfather Ezekiel, his father, Sam, and the president himself had all established slave plantations on the westward-moving frontier; and the expansion of plantation slavery into...

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Mexican War, African Americans in the

Aaron Myers.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 492 words.

Although by the mid–nineteenth century African Americans were not allowed to enlist in federal or state armed forces, during the Mexican War a small number of African Americans served in...

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Religion, Anti-Catholicism, and the Mexican-American War

John C. Pinheiro.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Studies. 8225 words.

The death and carnage that accompany war usually lead participants to seek transcendent meaning in their suffering as well as in their defeat or victory. This was especially true of the...

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The Old Army's Vindication The Mexican War

Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh.

in West Pointers and the Civil War

November 2009; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7591 words.

This chapter focuses on the U.S. Army's victory during the Mexican War. After two years of active campaigning, the United States conquered 529,017 square miles of territory, including the...

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Mexican War

Overview page. Subjects: History — Warfare and Defence.

(1846–48) a war that vastly increased U.S. territory and contributed to the sectional crisis. Elected in 1844 on a platform of expansionism, James K. Polk moved quickly to fulfill his ...

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Mexican War

James D. Hart and Phillip W. Leininger.

in The Oxford Companion to American Literature

January 1995; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 343 words.

mainly precipitated by the annexation of Texas by the U.S. (Dec. 1845), but other contributing factors included the

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Mexican War

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 456 words.

(1846–48) a war that vastly increased U.S. territory and contributed to the sectional crisis. Elected in 1844 on

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