What was the Mexican-American War?

Introduction The Mexican–American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America (US) and Mexico from 1846 to 1848. It is also known in the US as the Mexican War and in Mexico as the Intervención Estadounidense en México (US intervention in Mexico), US-Mexican War, and US-Mexico War. Background It followed the 1845… Read More


Who are the Niños Héroes?

Introduction The Niños Héroes are a key part of Mexico’s patriotic lore, now commemorated by a national holiday on 13 September. Several modern Mexican historians contend that parts of the narrative are not factual. The narrative of the Niňos Heroes has played an important role in shaping historical memory in Mexico since 1847, a source… Read More

What is the Saint Patrick’s Battalion?

Introduction The Saint Patrick’s Battalion (Spanish: Batallón de San Patricio, later reorganised as the Foreign Legion of Patricios) was a unit of 175 to several hundred (accounts vary) immigrants and expatriates of European descent who fought as part of the Mexican Army against the United States in the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848. Formed and led… Read More