Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War

Image at top: 4000 American troops under Gen. Zachary Taylor  in Corpus Christi (disputed territory), Texas, ready to invade Mexico in 1846


The United States revolutionized a government-driven westward expansion in the 1800s with the concept of Manifest Destiny. Inevitably, in its fulfillment, the United States routed Mexico in a controversial war of conquest, resolved with a controversial Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, which thus granted the US continental supremacy.

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By Tung, Micah, and Kei.

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