Few know that California has already had a Black governor, but under Mexican rule.
A little-known battalion of Irish soldiers played an important role in the Mexican War.
In the mid-19th Century, Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula almost became a possession of the United States.
Rather than surrender to the Americans, 6 brave cadets fought to their deaths in the 1847 Battle of Chapultepec.
A Mexican matriarch’s little-known role in the end of the Mexican War is still being felt today.