The Vietnam War: The First Mexican American War

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The fight between Mexican and American troops officially opened fire on April 25, 1846. It was a war that was fought for land where Mexico battled to keep what they thought was their property. The war consisted of eight major battles that were fought in different locations and with different Mexican and American officers. The first battle fought was the battle of Palo Alto on May 8, 1846. The war took place between Fort Texas and resulted in the American troops winning and Zachary Taylor protecting the Rio Grande. The battle left many Mexican soldiers dead and Mexicans were forced to retreat to the south. The battle of the Resaca de la Palma took place the day after the first battle and was fought just 5 miles off the Palo Alto site. Many

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