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Museum After Hours - Mr. Polk’s War: War Experiences in Mexico and the U.S., 1846-1848

Mr. Polk’s War: War Experiences in Mexico and the U.S., 1846-1848
By Dr. Greg Hospodor, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

When he assumed office in 1845, James Polk was a man on a mission. His goal was territorial expansion or the extension “of peace over additional territories and increasing millions.” President Polk vigorously pursued his territorial ambitions in the present-day American Southwest and Northwest, peacefully when he could, but through military means when necessary. As a result, Polk added more territory to the national domain than any other president. He also led the nation to victory in a war with Mexico from 1846-1848.

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Museum After Hours - Mr. Polk’s War: War Experiences in Mexico and the U.S., 1846-1848