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Today in Latin American History

U.S. General Winfield Scott Captured Mexico City in 1847

U.S. General Winfield Scott Captured Mexico City in 1847

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Today in Latin American history, U.S. General Winfield Scott entered Mexico City & raised a U.S. flag over Hall of Montezuma in 1847.

This colluded a devastating advance that began with an amphibious landing at Vera Cruz six months earlier.

The battle had been a significant victory for the U.S. Lasting throughout most of the day, the fighting had been severe and costly.

The Mexican-American War began with a dispute over the U.S. government’s 1845 annexation of Texas.

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