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    “American blood on American soil”, said President Polk when he appeared before congress and this was the start of the Mexican-American war according to the US history books. There are many different stories on why the war started but in the United States the story states that the Mexicans are the people to blame and hence the name: the Mexican-American War. Before this war had begun Americans forget that there was natives who first lived the lands they took over. This means that those people become part of the history of the United States. This comes to be a problem however when children learn about the history of this country and specifically this War with Mexico, they are not taught the different perspective of the opposing side. When reading…

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    Post Mexican-American War

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    Mexican-Americans have been labeled socially in America numerous times and each one hasn’t been much different than the previous. With this being said, Mexicans in America have had difficulties trying to establish themselves into American society while either assimilating into the Anglo-Saxon culture or defying the Anglo-Saxons’ by enforcing their own. Regardless they were heavily faced with discrimination among the Euro-Americans throughout the course of Post Mexican-American War and up until…

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    The Mexican-American War

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    The Mexican-American War was a struggle between Mexico and the United States. On April 25, 1864 the war began and it ended on February 2, 1848. President Polk played a huge role with the United States government’s relations with the Mexican-American War. Polk was strictly a democrat and elected President in 1844 as the dark horse candidate. Before Polk was elected president he served in the Tennessee legislature and the U.S. Congress. Not all American’s were supportive of the Mexican-American…

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    The Mexican-American War

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    The Mexican-American War killed thousands of American and Mexican soldiers. The Mexican-American War marked the first U.S. armed conflict chiefly fought on foreign soil.(https://www.history.com/topics/mexican-american-war).The war was over the fact that America annexed Texas while it was independent from Mexico. The Rio Grande also had a very big part of the war because it is where some the first battles began. In 1821 Mexico became independent from Spain, Mexico at the time owned Texas and…

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    Mexican American War

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    The Mexican American war gave citizenship to thousands of individuals who resided in the American southwest prior to the war. Under the new treaty between Mexico and the United States, these new citizens were considered white according to the law. Consequently, these new citizens were never treated equivalent to Caucasians of Northern European ancestry. They were not allowed to occupy the same bathrooms, restaurants, schools, and even in death they had to be prepared and buried in isolated areas…

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    Many people tend to get the Spanish-American War, the Texas Revolution, and the Mexican-American War mixed up. The Texas Revolution occurred a few years before the Mexican-American war and even though it was not time wise part of this war, it can definitely be seen as an event that helped build momentum and fuel towards the confrontations what were to come between Mexico and the United States. The Spanish-American War, on the other hand came many decades after the Mexican-American War. This war…

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    The American-Mexican War

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    The American-Mexican war first started on May 13, 1846; after President K. Polk became president in 1795-1849 he strongly urged Congress or a quick answer if it was ok to start war with Mexico. The times during the Mexican- American war was a complicated time in American History. During this time there was a lot of serious competition going on between Whig and the Desecrates. The most serious political issue was the war with Mexico had been a major support to make more slave states and slavery…

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    The Mexican-American War occurred between 1846-1848, the war had a significant impact on the United states and Mexico. It was driven by the result of Manifest Destiny. Manifest Destiny was a belief that America had a God given right to expand the border all the way from sea to sea. This belief in Manifest Destiny caused Mexico and America to go to war. The war caused suffering for many Mexicans and United States citizens. Following the earlier Texas War of Independence from Mexico, tensions…

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    seems like a waste of taxpayer dollars and time. Many consider it so and brush off Trump as a lunatic. However, while the concept appears insane now, imagine if America had not secured a victory in the Mexican-American War. A war that concluded roughly a hundred and seventy years ago, the Mexican-American War was a conflict between, as the name would imply, Mexico, and the United States over the territories of California, Texas, and New Mexico, 525,000 square miles of land, which…

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    of the Mexican-American War were due to several reasons and some were the independence of Texas, Nuevo Mexico, California, Sonora, and Yucatan. The new Mexican government led by its first Mexican President, Guadalupe Victoria, was a violent one due to the Anglo immigration to the Mexican northern territories. Centralism played an important role in the subsequent loss of the entire northern frontier to the United States (Meier and Ribera, 54). Texas grew tired of the violent harassment from…

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