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Battle Of Buena Vista Mexican-american
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Lithograph entitled "Battle of Buena Vista. The American Army under General Taylor were completely victorious." The Battle of Buena Vista (February 23, 1847), also known as the Battle of Angostura, saw the U.S. Army use artillery to repulse the much larger Mexican army in the Mexican-American War. The battle was the last major battle in northern Mexico. It was Taylor's greatest victory of the war and helped him win election as President of the United States in 1848. The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas. Combat operations lasted from spring 1846 to fall 1847. American forces quickly occupied New Mexico and California and then invaded parts of Northeastern Mexico and Northwest Mexico. The Pacific Squadron conducted a blockade, and took control of several garrisons on the Pacific coast in Baja California. After Mexico would still not agree to the cession of its northern territories, another American army captured Mexico City, and the war ended in victory of the U.S. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo forced Mexican Cession of the territories of Alta California and New Mexico to the U.S. in exchange for $18 million. In addition, the United States forgave debt owed by the Mexican government to U.S. citizens. Mexico accepted the Rio Grande as its national border, and the loss of Texas.
June 16th, 2014
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