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Encyclopedia > Mexican War
#REDIRECT Mexican–American War
Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia Strength 78,789 soldiers 18,000–40,000 soldiers Casualties KIA: 1733 Total dead: 13,271 Wounded: 4,152 25,000 killed or wounded (Mexican government estimate...

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The History Guy: The U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848) (2331 words)
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'.
The second basic cause of the war was the Texas War of Independence and the subsequent annexation of that area to the United States.
The Mexican-American War was largely a conventional conflict fought by traditional armies consisting of infantry, cavalry and artillery using established European-style tactics.
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