In a few words, explain why James K Polk declared war on Mexico?
James K. Polk was the 11th president of the United States and served from 1845-1849. Polk led the U.S. into the Mexican-American War in 1846, which was a conflict between the United States and Mexico over the annexation of Texas. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, which gave the U.S. control of Texas, California, and other parts of the Southwest.
James K. Polk and the Mexican War
Mexican War: A war fought between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848. The war was fought over the disputed annexation of Texas by the United States and was ended by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The U.S. gained control of much of what is now the Southwestern United States, including California, New Mexico, and Arizona. James K. Polk: The 11th President of the United States (1845-1849). He was a strong advocate of expansionism and was responsible for the U.S. victory in the Mexican War. Manifest Destiny: The 19th-century belief that the United States had a divinely-ordained mission to expand its territorial boundaries from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific Ocean. This belief was used to justify the U.S. acquisition of land from Mexico in the Mexican War.
What did James K Polk do during his Presidency?
- Declared war on Mexico
- Won the Revolutionary War
- Started the Civil War
- Bought Louisiana Territory
What was the Mexican-American War fought over?
- Texas Annexation
What was the outcome of the Mexican-American War?
- The U.S. gained control of California, Nevada, Utah, and parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming
- Mexico won back Texas
- Mexico gained control of California and New Mexico
- The U.S. lost control of Texas