The Battle of Sacramento

Blueprint for the Sacramento Battle Plan

The Battle of Sacramento saw a small American force defeat a much larger Mexican Army unit, leading to the occupation of Chihuahua. It shows a burdgeoning U.S Military taking an offensive; while not the first action taken in another nations lands, many of America's prior battles had been defensive. In line with the expansion of the Young American Republic and the idealism of Manifest Destiny, the battle of Sacramento shows a combination of growing American military power and Expansionism.