Mexican American War Quiz

How well do you know about the Mexican American War ?

  • Who was U.S. President when the Mexican War began ? = James Polk (1795-1849)
  • Why did the United States declare war on Mexico ? = U.S. Annexation of Texas (December 1845) – Manifest Destiny Border Dispute
  • When was the war started and ended ? = April 25, 1846 – February 2, 1848
  • What does “Manifest Destiny” mean ? = United States was destined to expand across North America to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Who won the war ? = United States
  • What was the name of the treaty that ended the war ? = The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  • What did America gain after the Mexican American War ? = Land from Texas to California

Mexican American War - Mexican Cession

1848 Mexican American War

Mexican American War - Causes & Events & Settlement

James Polk 1845-1849


Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 1848


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