Mexican War Essay

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Major Paper Essay 2 US-Mexican War

Mexico invited Americans to live in Texas because they (Mexico) did not have the resources to help develop the land. The Americans, led by Sam Houston, were willing to help develop the land with the understanding they were to become citizens of Mexico. Although did ask for the American to move to their area of Texas, the Mexican government did not expect there to be such a huge influx of Americans coming into their area. Soon the American people and even some of the Mexican locals rebelled against the Mexican government asking to become part of the United States. They also joined some of the congress stating that Texas belonged to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase; therefore, was
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The article goes on to call it the “perfect union” possible due to the agreement of liberalism. The United States formed a “political and ideological consensus.” ( (PBS.org, n.d.)While Mexico’s first forty years were unstable, to say the least. They created two groups, the liberals and the conservatives, who differed considerably on how to accomplish prosperity for their country. So, as the United States of America created their congress and presidency without any real problems the Mexicans formed four types of governments during just their first forty years of existence. They first tried a monarchy as Spain had, then they tried federal republic and two forms of a central …show more content…
Americans felt it was their duty to extend the “boundaries of freedom” speaking to other about their ideals and democratic beliefs known today as American Imperialism. The population of the U.S. was growing rapidly so there was a desperate need for land to accommodate its growth. Walter Nugent’s “YES” commentary, California and New Mexico, 1848-1848: Southward Aggression II, states that if Mexico had been a stable country then the volatility in California, President Polk aggressiveness and claims for the Rio Grande would have a different outcome. An army was sent to the Texas border of the Nueces River near Corpus Christi left the commander for the soldiers to wonder if he was in the States or in Mexico. Texans felt there was no dispute because when they claimed their independence in 1836 they claimed the Nueces River and the Rio Grande. Nugent also goes on to state the Nueces River was never part of Texas as shown by the following “the Medina and San Antonio Rivers separated Texas from the Province of Coahuila. By 1767 the Nueces was recognized as the boundary between Texas and Coahuila.” (Nugent)Polk wanting to purchase California and New Mexico sent John Slidell to Mexico City with the ability to negotiate all the way up to $25 million. Slidell was not welcomed by the Mexican government which caused Polk to move from diplomacy to force. In 1846 Mexican soldiers crossed the Rio

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