Santa Anna used the war to reclaim power in Mexico. In Augusthe convinced the Polk administration that he would negotiate a favorable peace if he were allowed to return home through an American naval blockade. Polk took the general at his word, but shortly after setting foot on Mexican soil, Santa Anna double-crossed the Americans and organized troops to fight off the invasion. The invasion of Mexico was one of the first U.
Life and Adventures of Col. Sherman, a Union general in the Civil War, describes his experiences related to the Mexican War in his memoir. Search on the phrase " Mexican War " to locate more recollections of the conflict.
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: Congressional Documents and Debates, This collection contains the records of Congress from toincluding journals, debates, bills, and laws. The Congressional Globe, U. Highlights from the Mexican War in this collection include the following: May 11, - President James Polk submitted a message to Congress outlining his reasons for declaring war with Mexico.
May 11, - Messages of the President of the United States, with the correspondence, therewith communicated, between the Secretary of War and other officers of the government, on the subject of the Mexican War H.
May 12, - The Senate approved a resolution declaring war with Mexico by a vote of 40 to 2. May 13, - President Polk signed "An act providing for the prosecution of the existing war between the United States and the Republic of Mexico".
Search this collection in the 29th and 30th Congresses to locate additional congressional information on the Mexican War and its aftermath. Polk Papers The papers of James K. Polkgovernor of Tennessee, representative from Tennessee, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and eleventh president of the United States, contain approximately 20, items dating from towith the bulk falling in the period A selection of highlights concerning the Mexican War includes:Mo Rocca examines the Mexican-American War (a.k.a.
the "American Invasion"), which still stirs passion among Mexicans years later. The American annexation of Texas whose independence the Mexican had never fully accepted made war with Mexico inevitable.
When the Mexicans refused to meet with a US envoy sent to negotiate a settlement of outstanding issues, President Polk ordered American forces to maneuver close to the Mexican border in disputed territory.
The Mexican-American War of from Brough's Military Books online The Mexican-American War of the US Army deserters--the majority of them Irish immigrants--who fought valiantly as a Mexican Army unit during the Mexican War of It takes a close look at the organized prejudice against Irish Catholic and German immigrants.
The U.S.-Mexican War—(): The Mexican-American War was the first major conflict driven by the idea of "Manifest Destiny"; the belief that America had a God-given right, or destiny, to expand the country's borders from 'sea to shining sea'.
Polk's papers contain a large number of documents related to the Mexican War. The U.S. Mexican War () This site on the Mexican War is a companion to a PBS documentary on the war. Military Uniforms of the American Civil War, including both Confederate (CSA) uniforms & Union (USA) uniforms for officer's, NCO's and enlisted men of the Army (Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry and Staff), Navy and Marines.
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