Crisis in the Southwest: the United States, Mexico, and the Struggle over Texas
Call Number: F 390 .W77 2002
Publication Date: 2002-03-01
"The war between the United States and Mexico was decades in the making. Although Texas was an independent republic from 1836 to 1845, Texans retained an affiliation with the United States that virtually assured annexation at some point. Mexico's reluctance to give up Texas put it on a collision course with the United States." The Mexican War (also known as the Mexican-American War) lasted from 1846-48, and led to the American Civil War.