Was It Right For The Americans To Overtake The Land Of The United States And Mexico

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Question: Was it right for the Americans to overtake the lands that the Mexicans claimed? Throughout history, there was a very significant war between the United States (U.S.) and Mexico from 1846-1848. It began when the United States annexed Texas and the Mexicans were not happy when it got taken by United States in 1845. Even though U.S. annexed Texas, they wanted to fulfill the dream of “Manifest Destiny”. I agree that it was right for the U.S. to conquer the lands that the Mexican claimed. It was their dream to fulfill their destiny. The war began when the president of the United States James K. Polk send John Slidell to an undercover duty to Mexico city to discuss the uncertain Texas border, settle United
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On May 13 Congress declares war on Mexico. After that United States and Mexico has war for two years. In February 2 1848 the Mexican create the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to end the war. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was when Mexico had to give the territories that they claimed and in return the United States had to pay $15 million dollars. The territories that were from Mexico and now are from the United States are New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, California, Texas, and Western Colorado. After the United States purchase the lands that the Mexican owned the war was …show more content…
In order for the problem to be solved there had to be a war to see which of the nations will gain the territories. When the war started there were 26,922 regulars, and 73,260 volunteers from the United States that served in the war. The majority of the soldiers were raised and trained as infantry and armed with flintlock muskets. The combat elements were the same for both the regulars and the volunteers. The regulars maintained two regiments of light cavalry called dragoons with a third created for the war. In the United States army it equipped several companies as “flying artillery” in which each cannoneer had his own mount. The innovation meant that the unit could gallop around the battlefield, bringing its guns to bear wherever they were most needed. This style of artillery was instrumental in several U.S. victories. In Mexico there were 18,882 permanent troops organized into 12 infantry regiments, eight regiments and one separate squadron of cavalry, three brigades of artillery, one dragoon brigade and one battalion of sappers. Supplementing the permanent troops there were 10,495 active militiamen apportioned into nine infantry and six cavalry regiments. Then there were 1,174 additional troops. The Mexican army were poorly trained and inadequately outfitted. The government depots were bad, Mexican soldiers routinely acquire supplies from nearby communities or off the land. In war

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