Mexican American War

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Mexican American War

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Items in the Mexican American War Collection

The Battle of Pea Ridge
Panoramic illustration of battle scene

Mexican-American War: American troops bombarding Veracruz
U.S. troops bombarding Veracruz during the Mexican-American War

Gen. Zachary Taylor at the Battle of Buena Vista
General Zachary Taylor giving orders in the field during the Battle of Buena Vista

Mexican Cession
The Mexican Cession was the result of the Mexican-American War from 1846-1848. President James K. Polk had promised to fulfill the "Manifest Destiny" before he left office, even if it meant going to war. With the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. In…