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    Rio Grande Case Study

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    The Rio Grande is one of the top ten at risk major rivers in the world whose waters transverse two different countries: Mexico and the United States. As any such large body of water between two large civilizations, the Rio Grande serves both as a water supply, a method to dispose of waste, and a source of dispute between the two nations in regards to regulation. The area of the river around Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, a highly populated region, unfortunately it is plagued by large populations of bacteria due to years of inadequate waste treatment. In 1989, the river’s situation was recognized by the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC), a federal government agency established to pass joint policy Between Mexico…

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    The Manifest Destiny certainly had good intentions. The idea that the United States was destined for greatness and expansion beyond the current borders was a substantial idea. However, enacting these ideals quickly turned into an oppressive era for surrounding territories not seized by the united states. The United States hastily settled the dispute over Oregon with Britain, not to avoid conflict, but to deal with conflict arising in the southwest. Mexico urgently broke ties with America right…

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    When the United States annexed Texas, they believed the Texan boundary was along the Rio Grande River, whereas Mexico insisted that the Nueces River was the boundary. Polk, being one of the many Americans who believed the border was the Rio Grande, told Congress in the “Special Message to Congress on Mexican Relations” that, “... Mexico has passed the boundary of the Unites States, has invaded our territory and shed American blood upon the American soil. She has proclaimed that hostilities have…

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    Chihuahuan Desert Essay

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    Where the earth’s crust and lithosphere have pulled apart and created the Rio Grande river, multiple mountain ranges, and the Potrillo volcanic field. It is typical to find lime calcareous soils throughout the dry hot desert. As mentioned before the Chihuahuan Desert is mainly surrounded by the Sierra Madre Oriental (east) and the Sierra Madre Occidental (west). There are many more mountain ranges that have built up over time, including: the Sierra del Carmen, the Organ Mountains, the Franklin…

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    The Alamo Short Summary

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    Lynette Ramirez HIS 105 October 20, 2015 The story of the Alamo begins with the Mission San Antonio de Valero that was built in 1724 to help Christianize Indians and convert them to the Spanish way of life when Mexico was still a colony of Spain. In 1803, the mission became known as The Alamo, in honor of the Spanish military troops' hometown in Mexico, Alamo de Parras. Texan soil and weather promised lush agriculture for Americans that lead them to migrate to Texas and cross the border…

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    1837 Texas Treaty

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    into the United States. These actions were against the best interests of Mexico therefore making them prone to war now with The United States not to mention that Mexico had cut off diplomatic relations with The United States. President James K. Polk had intentions of taking more land from Mexico by one extending the Texas-Border down to the Rio Grande River and also by trying to obtain the California territory. Mexico had set up defense at their borders and had tightened up on relations with…

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    (Paz 26). Therefore, Mexico too knows that these characteristics cannot define their nationalism. Mexico is rich in both past and present hardships that can be considered as moments that shaped their nation. Of these hardships, which did not aid in the production of Mexicanidad? Out of these hardships there are a few that need to be overcome in order for a nation to develop and thrive. In researching the Mexicanidad, one of the biggest and most influential hardships that the Mexican people as a…

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    Mexican War Essay

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    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…

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    Fort Bliss History

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    By the order of Colonel Edmund Alexander, Fort Bliss was moved to Magoffinsville. The order was placed as a barrier to guard against Apache Native Americans who were attacking the citizens. According to the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, it states, “originally strategically located near the ice-free through the Rocky Mts., it guarded the U.S.-Mexican border and protected west- bound gold seekers… task forces against Cochise and Geronimo…” (Fort Bliss, Columbia) In the year of 1867, the Rio…

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    Among the 23 articles, one recalled that, “The boundary line between the two Republics shall commence in the Gulf of Mexico, three leagues from the land, opposite the mouth of the Rio Grande […]”. This meant that Mexico agrees and recognizes the Rio Grande as The United States southern boundary, and not the Nueces River as disputed in earlier events leading up to the war between the two countries. In addition, to officially ending the war, the treaty also added 7 Mexican territories over to the…

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