"There was this one time down in Mexico"


Between 1846 and 1848, the United States engaged in a war with Mexico as a result of the Texas Revolution (see bookmark to Page 8, " named for the Texas Navy..."). After the US army invaded Mexico City, Mexico was forced to sell California and New Mexico to the United States. The campaign in Monterey began on 19 July 1846, and marked the official start of the war.