History of the United States
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Mexican-American War

Why did the Mexicans attack the Americans first in the war of 1846?

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July 31, 2010 10:14AM

Because American troops were present in the disputed Neuches Strip.

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the Americans went to war with the Mexicans; here is a web address if you want to find out more abut it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War

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bear flag revolt- rebellion of american settlers against the californios in 1846

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Fight for the land. Native Americas were already being encroached and sacked of their lands at the end of the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). When these territories were acquired from Mexico, also Mexicans became victims of this "ethnic cleansing" movement.

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the first war was on April 25th,1846 (1846-1848)

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If my memory serves me correct, in only lasted approximately 15 minutes because the Americans (Texians) attacked during siesta, a time when Mexicans were sleeping. Because of this, the Mexicans wer defeated in mere minutes. When all was said and done, the Americans captured Santa Anna and in return for his life, Anna gave us Americans Texas. However, it was not free. We had to pay over 10 million dollars for it. That treaty was called the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Two years, from 1846 to 1848. Two years.

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Nevada was part of the Mexicans and California (1846-1848) Nevada was part of that war. P.S. My name is Vuki Mataele hahahah

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The main disagreement between the United States and Mexico in 1846, when the war began, was the boundary of Texas. The state was just annexed to the chagrin of the Mexicans, who had lost it in 1836 to independence. Mexico had the boundary at the Nueces River, but the Americans believed Texas should stop at the Rio Grande, to the south. In 1846, President James Knox Polk ordered General Zachary Taylor into the disputed territory between the two rivers, and the Mexicans crossed over to engage them. This gave Polk the excuse he needed to ask Congress for a declaration of war.

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The 1846 rebellion by Americans against Mexican rule in California.

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The British intercepted a telegram sent from Germany to Mexico asking the Mexicans to attack the U.S. if the U.S. got involved in WWI. They promised the Mexicans money and a return of AZ, CA, NM territory lost by the Mexicans to the U.S. in the Mexican American War of 1846-8. Mexico considered it, after all, they did not like the U.S. or Wilson, but were more afraid of the U.S. than Germany. Plus, Germany is 1000s of miles away... it was one of the factors that helped bring us into the war.

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Yes; The British intercepted a telegram sent from Germany to Mexico asking the Mexicans to attack the U.S. if the U.S. got involved in WWI. They promised the Mexicans money and a return of AZ, CA, NM territory lost by the Mexicans to the U.S. in the Mexican American War of 1846-8. Mexico considered it, after all, they did not like the U.S. or Wilson, but were more afraid of the U.S. than Germany. Plus, Germany is 1000s of miles away... it was one of the factors that helped bring us into the war.

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The British intercepted a telegram sent from Germany to Mexico asking the Mexicans to attack the U.S. if the U.S. got involved in WWI. They promised the Mexicans money and a return of AZ, CA, NM territory lost by the Mexicans to the U.S. in the Mexican American War of 1846-8. Mexico considered it, after all, they did not like the U.S. or Wilson, but were more afraid of the U.S. than Germany. Plus, Germany is 1000s of miles away... it was one of the factors that helped bring us into the war.

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The British intercepted a telegram sent from Germany to Mexico asking the Mexicans to attack the U.S. if the U.S. got involved in WWI. They promised the Mexicans money and a return of AZ, CA, NM territory lost by the Mexicans to the U.S. in the Mexican American War of 1846-8. Mexico considered it, after all, they did not like the U.S. or Wilson, but were more afraid of the U.S. than Germany. Plus, Germany is 1000s of miles away... it was one of the factors that helped bring us into the war.

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That was the U.S.-Mexican War. It was from 1846 to1848. The war between the United States and Mexico had two basic causes. First, the desire of the U.S. to expand across the North American continent to the Pacific Ocean caused conflict with all of its neighbors; from the British in Canada and Oregon to the Mexicans in the southwest and, of course, with the Native Americans.

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The first anemometer was used in 1846.

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The Battle of Palo Alto was fought on 8 May 1846. The first battle was the Thornton Affair on 25 and 26 April 1846.

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Halloween first started in 1846.

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a chocolate bar in 1846

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Americans were in favor in going to war with Mexico so that Texas could be annexed. The war began in 1846.

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On the southwest, specially California and Texas, as those were Mexican territories before the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and because those states have the largest economies in the US (hence, more job opportunities).

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This all lead to the beginning of a war with Mexico in 1846.

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The US Congress approved the Declaration of War with Mexico on 13 May 1846, but many historians use 25 April 1846 as the starting date which is when Americans were first killed during the conflict between the US Cavalry and the Mexican Army called the Thornton Affair.

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It was discovered at the year 1846

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it was on June 20th 1846

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June of 1846 by Adolphe Sax