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  1. Despite the growing sectionalism, Zachary Taylor, a hero of the Mexican-American War and a slaveholding Whig was elected president in 1848 and served for two years before dying in office of natural causes. The Mexican-American War projected Taylor into a position of celebrity and enabled his election in 1848.

  2. 1846–1848: MexicanAmerican War: On May 13, 1846, the United States recognized the existence of a state of war with Mexico. After the annexation of Texas in 1845, the United States and Mexico failed to resolve a boundary dispute and President Polk said that it was necessary to deploy forces in Mexico to meet a threatened invasion.

  3. to 2.7 million Mexican deaths (civilian and military) 700,000 [5] to 1,117,000 [5] civilian dead (using 2.7 million figure) The Mexican Revolution ( Spanish : Revolución Mexicana , 1910–1920) was a major revolution that was not a unified struggle, but an extended sequence of armed regional conflicts.

  4. Introduction . The Mexican War (1846-1848) was the U.S. Army's first experience waging an extended conflict in a foreign land. This brief war is often overlooked by casual students of history since it occurred so close to the American Civil War and is overshadowed by the latter's sheer size and scope.

  5. The Korean War (25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union. It was primarily the result of the political division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion ...

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    Primary Source (n): 1: Textual, visual, or physical remains of a particular era that are capable of producing historical insight 2: The raw materials of history.

  7. May 18, 2021 · The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Sections 1021 and 1022, authorizes the indefinite military detention, without charge or trial, of any person, including an American citizen, and applies the “Law of War,” to U.S. soil, making the United States legally a battlefield.

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