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