Following the War of 1812, the United States expanded westward to the Pacific Ocean and beyond, unchecked by Native American resistance or fears of British intervention. This print depicts American forces fighting and defeating Mexican troops during the Mexican-Amercian War in 1847. It reflects growing American power across North America following the War of 1812.
Print by Nathaniel Currier, 1847 Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library, Providence, Rhode Island