- Naming the Mexican–American War
There have been numerous alternative names for the
Mexican-American Warthat reflect the historical, political, and cultural sensitivities of different groups and regions.
Naming the war
The following names have been, or are, used to describe the conflict itself, listed roughly by frequency of use. The first two names have seen enduring usage; the remaining names have been more isolated.
Enduring names in the U.S.
Other U.S. historical terms
*Mr. Polk's War
Enduring names in Mexico
*"La Intervención Norteamericana" ("The North American Intervention")
*"La Invasión Estadounidense" ("The United States Invasion")
*"La Guerra de Defensa" ("The Defensive War")
*"La Guerra del 47" ("The War of '47")
Naming the combatants
*U.S. forces were popularly referred to as "
*Mexican forces were commonly referred to
Naming the battles and armies
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