Mexican-American War

Updated: February 19, 2024
Step back in time and explore historical photographs of the Mexican-American War.

The Mexican-American War, which took place from 1846 to 1848, had a significant impact on both the United States and Mexico. Notable U.S. figures such as Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant, and Winfield Scott were involved in the conflict, with Scott's career being positively impacted. The conflict led to changes in the balance of power, borders, and the displacement of many Mexican citizens, which still affects both countries to this day.

While the Mexican-American War is considered a significant event in history, it is also controversial and raises questions about its long-term impact on peoples' lives. The war's generational effects are still felt by many.
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