The Mexican Of Mexican American War Essay

786 Words Oct 15th, 2015 4 Pages
This week’s readings discusses different aspects of the Mexican war. In “Mexican Views of the Mexican-American War discusses the origin of the war between Mexico and the United States, it states “To explain then in a few words the true origin of the war, it is to say that the insatiable ambition of the United States, favored by our weakness, caused it”, the weakness that it’s referring to is the Mexican government. Like we discussed on Thursday, Mexico has always had a chaotic government that contributed the loss of Mexican land. It can be lead to think that if Mexico had a secure government, the loss of the land wouldn’t have happened. Mariano Otero’s “Considerations Relating to the Political and Social Situation of the Mexican Republic in the Year 1847” relates to the previous reading because he explains the Mexican government and weak army contributed to the loss of Mexican territory. He writes about a system that Mexico has that is unfair. The top of the system such as official, bureaucrats and etc. cared only about the position and not the actual work. They abused their powers and didn’t care about the common people. He, then, contrasts the Mexican Army with the United States army and says that the United States is working together to fund their army in ways Mexico can’t such as taxes and gathering resources. These two factors are which largely contributed to their loss because as mention before, the people were too divided and the men in government position looked…

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