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Mexican American War

Battle of Palo Alto
Battle of New Mexico
Battle for California
Battle of Monterey
Battle of Vera Cruz
Battle of Cerro Gordo
Battle of Mexico City

The American annexation of Texas whose independence the Mexican had never fully accepted made war with Mexico inevitable. When the Mexicans refused to meet with a US envoy sent to negotiate a settlement of outstanding issues, President Polk ordered American forces to maneuver close to the Mexican border in disputed territory. The Mexicans attacked and the war was on.