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Question 1110 out of 10 pointsWhat were the main reasons for the US victory in the Mexican-American War?Selected Answer:The American army sent into Mexico was relatively small, peaking at about 8,500soldiers compared to the Mexican numbers. The Americans were outnumbered in nearly every battle they fought. The entire war was fought in Mexico, which should have given the Mexicans an advantage. However, Americans had several advantages.The first was American artillery, the Mexicans had decent artillery, but the Americans had the best in the world at the time. American cannon crews had nearly double the effective range of their Mexican counterparts. Their deadly and accurate fire made the difference in several battles.Second, American had better military leadership. General Zachary Taylor, who would later become President of the United States led the northern invasion. Taylor was an excellent strategist. When he was faced with the imposingly fortified city of Monterrey, he saw the weakness right away, the city’s fortified points were too far apart so his battle plan was to take them out one at a time. The second American army, attacking from the east, was led by General Winfield
Scott, probably the best tactical General of his generation. He liked to attack where he was least expected and more than once surprised his opponents by coming at them from seemingly out of nowhere. The Mexican Generals, such as the legendarily incompetent Santa Ana, were outclassed.The Mexican-American War was the first in which officers trained at the West Point Military Academy saw serious action. Over and over, these men proved the value of their military education.Another factor in the war that should be addressed is the fact that Mexican politicswas extremely chaotic at that time. Politicians, generals and other aspiring leaderswere busy in-fighting for control. Leaders were unable to unite even in the face ofa common enemy moving its way across Mexico.Additionally, the American government committed plenty of cash to the war effort. The soldiers had good guns and uniforms, enough food, high-quality artillery and horses and just about everything else they needed. Compared to the Mexicans who were had little funds during the entire war. Corruption was rampant and the soldiers were poorly equipped and trained.Response Feedback:Good! West Point and professionalization of the military also contributed to American superior leadership.

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