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Major General Winfield Scott. General in chief, United States Army

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布宜纳.威斯塔之战 (Battle of Buena Vista)

史考特将军从海上入侵墨西哥。在赛落.戈朵之战 (Battle of Cerro Gordo) 中,他击退墨西哥军队,但是圣塔.安那将军又再度逃脱。虽然面临到猛烈的抗拒,史考特还是继续领军向前,最后在九月占领了墨西哥首都。在184822日,美国与墨西哥在墨西哥市签署了「瓜达卢佩伊达戈条约」 (Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo) ,终止了美墨战争。五年之后,两国又签署了「哥斯登购买协定」 (Gadsden Purchase) ,正式确立了美国与墨西哥当前的边界。 

泰勒在战争中的胜利对他竞选1848年的总统选举有很大的帮助。史考特后来在1852年也参加总统大选,但是最后输给另外一个参加美墨战争的退伍军人:法兰克林.皮尔斯 (Franklin Pierce)

General Scott invaded Mexico from the sea. At the Battle of Cerro Gordo, he defeated the Mexican army, but, once again, General Santa Anna escaped capture. Despite strong resistance, Scott pressed forward and captured the Mexican capital in September. On February 2, 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed in Mexico City, ending the war. Five years later, the Gadsden Purchase set the current boundary between the U.S. and Mexico.

Taylor's victories in the war contributed greatly to his election as president in 1848. Scott also ran for president but was defeated in 1852 by another veteran of the Mexican-American War, Franklin Pierce.

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