Mexican-American War Facts for Kids

Mexican-American War
  • Conflict Name: Mexican–American War
  • Conflict Start: April 25th, 1846
  • Conflict End: February 3rd, 1848
  • Conflict Belligerents: United States and Mexico
  • Conflict Winner: United States
  • Conflict Location: California, Mexico and Texas
  • Death Toll: 6,700+

12 Mexican-American War Facts for Kids

  1. The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico.
  2. The Mexican-American War is called the Mexican War in the United States, and in Mexico it’s called the Intervención Estadounidense en México (United States intervention in Mexico).
  3. The Mexican-American War started on April 25th, 1846 and ended on February 3rd, 1848.
  4. The Mexican-American War was fought between the United States of America and Mexico.
  5. The Mexican-American War was won by the United States of America.
  6. The outcome of the war resulted in Mexico recognizing U.S. sovereignty of Texas and many other territories. The United States gained land from the war the size of Western Europe and Mexico lost about one-third of its territory.
  7. It’s estimated that over 6,000 military personnel were killed during the Mexican-American War.
  8. It’s estimated that over 4,000 civilians were killed during the Mexican-American War.
  9. The United States won all ten major battles of the Mexican-American War.
  10. The United States staged its first ever major amphibious landing on the Gulf Coast at the port of Veracruz.
  11. The Mexican-American War was the first war the United States fought on foreign soil.
  12. Two famous generals from the American Civil War fought during the Mexican-American War. General Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate States Army and Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the United States Army.

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