MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR began. It would last for two years and with Mexico's defeat, America's size would more than doubled from the lands seized. Now the US reached from "sea to shining sea" .PBS short online video about the Mexican-American War
Kit Carson's Grave, Taos, New Mexico - Soon after his return from Washington, D.C., his wife Josefa died from complications of child birth. Carson died a month later from an abdominal aortic aneurysm at age 58. He was buried next to his wife. His headstone inscription reads: Kit Carson Died May 23, 1868 Aged 59 Years His last words were: "Adios Compadres." Spanish for goodbye friends.