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Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 10. U.S.-Mexican War (1846–1848)
Chapter 10. U.S.-Mexican war (1846–1848)
At Issue

The U.S.-Mexican War was principally the product of the United States’ southwestern expansion at the expense of Mexico and was provoked chiefly by the annexation of Mexico’s former territory, Texas, to the United States. Beyond its principal motives for war, the United States identified as provocations Mexico’s refusal to make restitution to U.S. citizens for losses suffered during various Mexican ...

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