Essay on The United States And The Mexican Republic

1309 Words Apr 27th, 2015 6 Pages
The line that dichotomize Mexico
It all started with my father who was the first to border the United States and the Mexican Republic which stretched from Texas to Canada. My father told me about the war before he died. He was the invisible line that separated the two nations from each other ("Interactive Timeline"). My father always told me that what is the point of having a border to divide nations if you are not going to enforce it. I never understood that until it all fell in stone after the border war of 1919 in which the United States and Mexico made a permanent border ("Mexico Timeline"). The document that created the United States of America many believe to be the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1884. This battle was between the United States and the Mexican Republic over a disagreement about who owned modern day Texas (“The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo").War broke out when President Polk offered the Mexican Republic five million for modern day New Mexico and forty million for modern day California. The Mexican government refused this offer in which they took it as an insult. President Polk thought the same and did little to prevent a war. At the end of this war the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo gave the United States over half of the Mexican Republican territory in which I was born. (Doyon) There were a few custody battles over who owned my father and soon to be me. It goes back to my grandfather and grandmother which split in the mid 1800’s. My grandfather went…

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