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Mexico City

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Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

 

Definition: Mexican capital city that was captured by American forces during the Mexican-American War. American troops under Winfield Scott traveled through heavily hostile territory and made three separate charges against three heavily guarded positions before winning the battle. The battle lasted two days. The Americans lost 139 dead and 876 injured. The Mexicans lost 4,000 killed and injured. Not long after, a war-ending treaty was signed.

Related Resources:
The Mexican War
See drawings of him, read facts and figures about his victories, etc.

The 19th Century
Get a glimpse of what life was like in the exciting 1800s.

Elsewhere on the Web:
More on the Battle
Get the details of the last important battle of the war.

The Mexican War
This PBS site gives you LOTS of information on the war with Mexico.

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