Definition of Mexican War
1. Noun. After disputes over Texas lands that were settled by Mexicans the United States declared war on Mexico in 1846 and by treaty in 1848 took Texas and California and Arizona and New Mexico and Nevada and Utah and part of Colorado and paid Mexico $15,000,000.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mexican War
Literary usage of Mexican War
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Literature of American History: A Bibliographical Guide, in which the by Josephus Nelson Larned (1902)
"Review of the causes and consequences of the Mexican War. ... Mexican War from this side has never been better told, or more forcibly and logically argued. ..."
2. The American Year Book by Simon Newton Dexter North, Francis Graham Wickware, Albert Bushnell Hart (1917)
"... there were 115 surviving widows of the War of 1812, and 3785 of the Mexican War, there being also 513 surviving soldiers of the Mexican War. ..."
3. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1875)
"Mexican War.—WILMOT PROVISO. Protest of the Mexican minister. — American government refused intercourse with the Mexican government. ..."
4. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1893)
"Mexican War BATTLE-FLAGS PRESENTED TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA. On the afternoon of April 18, 1893, the forty-sixth anniversary of the battle ..."
5. History of the Civil War in America by Louis-Philippe-Albert d'Orléans Paris (1875)
"The Mexican war and an almost continuous warfare with the Indian tribes justified its existence in the eyes of a jealous public, kept it always in working ..."