Another Invasion of Mexico (1916)

On March 15, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson sent 4,800 US troops across the US – Mexican border in pursuit of Mexican revolutionary leader, Pancho Villa.  The US Troops were undocumented and uninvited.  The incident occurred during the Mexican Revolution, and was in retaliation for Villa’s raids in New Mexico and the killing of sixteen employees of ASARCO, a mining company based in Tucson, Arizona.   The US government backed Villa’s rival, Venustiano Carranza.