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Mexican Army Surrounded Fort Texas in 1846

Today in Latin American history, Mexican army surrounded Fort Texas, marking the beginning of the Mexican-American War in 1846. continue reading »

U.S. Troops Defeated the Mexicans at the Battle of Cerro Gordo in 1848

Today in Latin American history, American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opened the way for invasion of Mexico in 1848. continue reading »

U.S. Forces Took Veracruz During the Mexican-American War in 1847

Today in Latin American history, United States forces led by General Winfield Scott took Veracruz after a siege during the Mexican-American War in 1847. continue reading »

The Battle of Buena Vista Took Place in 1847

Today in Latin American history, the Battle of Buena Vista occurred when 5,000 American troops defeated 15,000 Mexicans in 1847. The Battle of Buena Vista was the most dramatic fight of the U.S.-Mexican War. continue reading »

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was Signed in 1848

Today in Latin American history, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed ending the Mexican-American War in 1848. The war ended in favor of the United States of America. continue reading »

Battle of El Molino del Rey During the Mexican-American War Took Place in 1847

Today in Latin American history, the Battle of El Molino del Rey during the Mexican-American War took place in 1847. One of the bloodiest engagements, it was fought between Mexican forces under General Antonio Léon against an American force under General Winfield Scott at a hill called El Molino del Rey near Mexico City. continue reading »

166 Years Ago Today the U.S. Declared War on Mexico

For those of you done celebrating Cinco de Mayo and Mexico’s brief but glorious defeat of the French you might want to crack open another Corona celebrating U.S. declaring war on Mexico back in 1846 that gave the U.S. close to 10 new states. continue reading »