Manifest Destiny And The Mexican-American War

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The Mexican-American War took place between the years of 1846 and 1848; it would become the first United States war fought on foreign soil. This war was fought between Mexico whose armies were led by military leaders such as Santa Ana, and an army established by United States president James K. Polk. His reason for declaring war on Mexico was found in the concepts of two words, “Manifest Destiny”. Manifest Destiny was the idea that Americans were divinely destined by God to expand their territory and govern the North American continent. A border zone confusion sparked the start of the infamous Mexican-American War and was then followed by multiple U.S. victories. At the end of it all, Mexico had lost a great piece of their territory that included
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