Polk and the prelude to war Mexico severed relations with the United States in Marchshortly after the U.
Allied with the Federalists, Santa Anna was first chosen president in… On May 9,Polk began to prepare a war message to Congress, justifying hostilities on the grounds of Mexican refusal to pay U. American opposition to the war Congress overwhelmingly approved a declaration of war on May 13, but the United States entered the war divided.
Democrats, especially those in the Southweststrongly favoured the conflict.
Further, legislators were at odds over whether Polk had the right to unilaterally declare that a state of war existed. Principally at issue was where the encounter had actually taken place and the willingness of Americans to acknowledge the Mexican contention that the Nueces River formed the border between the two countries.
In December Polk accused his Whig doubters of treason. Library of Congress, Washington, D. Photo of Abraham Lincoln, Abolitionists saw the war as an attempt by the slave states to extend slavery and enhance their power with the creation of additional slave states out of the soon-to-be-acquired Mexican lands.
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Instead of acting for peace, however, on his return, Santa Anna took charge of the Mexican forces. Army, commanded by Gen. Mexican-American WarPolitical cartoon from depicting U. Polk right looking on as Gen. Winfield Scott pours soup on Gen.
Zachary Taylor, whom Polk had replaced with Scott as the commander of the U. Army during the Mexican-American War.
Library of Congress, Washington D.Mexican-American War, also called Mexican War, Spanish Guerra de or Guerra de Estados Unidos a Mexico (“War of the United States Against Mexico”), war between the United States and Mexico (April –February ) stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in and from a dispute over whether Texas ended at the Nueces River (Mexican claim) or the Rio Grande (U.S.
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