History in a Nutshell

The Mexican-American War

Season 2 Episode 3 | 13m 44s | Video has closed captioning.

President James K. Polk desired to achieve his vision of "Manifest Destiny," and sought to acquire Mexico's northern territories. From 1846-1848, the United States and Mexico fought for supremacy of these territories. Modern historians view the Mexican-American War as a source of controversy due to how the land was acquired. Learn how the United States was able to expand from east to west!

Aired: 11/04/22

Rating: NR

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History in a Nutshell is a local public television program presented by SCETV.