Mexican American Manifest Destiny

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It was only a matter of time until two growing nations would collide and fight over continental dominance. Land would cause a war that would determine the future and amount of power one nation would have over the other. Both the United States and Mexico sought to expand, grow, and develop into a prosperous country. But destiny only had plans of success for one. Those plans were meant for the United States of America. The United States had all the resources and individuals to carry out the task of fulfilling the nation’s dreams, ambitions, and desires. They were programed to take down anyone or anything that stands in their path and will do anything possible to achieve their goals. Because America sought to expand its borders, The Mexican American …show more content…
The native indigenous tribes played a crucial role in dictating how the Americans and Mexicans saw one another. Before they decided to help the Americans and involve themselves in the feud they had their own reasons why to dislike the Mexicans. For instance, the Native tribes that included the Navajos, Kiowa’s, and Comanche’s all felt ignored and disrespected that the Mexicans considered there native land their own claimed territory. These native groups were not taken into consideration when the land they inhabited was being divided and controlled. This would only lead to the Native Americans accumulating anger and revenge towards the new nation. The influence from the United States would also ignited their actions towards Mexico as they sought to hurt and wound it. For example in the article “Independent Indians and the U.S- Mexican War” Brian Delay says that “Comanche’s, Navajos, and Kiowa’s attacked Northern Mexican Settlements, invaded ranches and stole cattle” (35). This was beneficial to the U.S because it caused Political division between Mexicans. It left confusion between Mexican’s deciding whether or not they can really have control over these indigenous territories. The U.S took advantage of this tension and strengthen their campaign for expansion by …show more content…
This war allowed the United States to unfairly dismantle the growing nation of Mexico. America was able to manipulate there resources in an effective manner that would prove too much for the Mexicans to handle. America’s view of moral conquering led it to become the powerful North American giant that it is. They do or will not feel guilty because they believe that’s how things were supposed to be. But then again this victorious war has brought so many positive contributions to America. Because of it many of us have the luxury of calling ourselves an American and also have the privilege to live in a nation where we have rights and freedom. To some extent this wouldn’t be available have we had not defeated the Mexicans. In other places or countries we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the same rights and we would probably be living an awful life. Not that I justify the actions taken by the Americans in the war but I do believe it was of great importance to

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