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  • The Alamo Short Summary

    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 illegally to settle in the empty territory hoping to gain wealth. In February 1821, Mexico gained its independence from the rule of Madrid that included Texas, and yet, Americans remained in Texas illegally. In 1830, a revolution exploded when the…

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  • The Louisiana Purchase Analysis

    landscape. This variety in style can be credited to both Spanish and French influences that occupied the area in colonial American times. In 1803, however, governance of this territory was handed over to the United States of America in a trade deal with Napoleon and the French occupants. The Louisiana Purchase is studied in United States History as one of the largest real-estate deals our nation has encountered, and while this is the case, some truths behind this monumental transaction have been…

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  • Why Is Mexico's War Unjust

    In 1846, the United States went to war with Mexico. The war, nicknamed “Mr. Polk’s War”, was not justified. The reasons for the war were unjust. The official reason for declaring war was a small skirmish that was debated in more ways than one. Many believed that it was set up by Polk to push his agenda. He had always been a strong advocate in expansion and had built his platform on wanting to expand into parts of northern Mexico and to gain territories further to the west that Mexico controlled.…

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  • Latin American Inequality

    once frail cousin country, the United States built a stable democracy, expanded in territory and fought off foreign rule while swelling in population. However, the answer is very simple; First, present-day inequality between Latin America and the United States is due in large to differences between political systems. Whereas the Anglo-Americans came from a system that allowed them to form a healthy and prosperous democracy…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of The Louisiana Purchase

    There were just as many disadvantages to The Louisiana Purchase as there were advantages. The Louisiana territory was a tract of land that covered over 800,000 square miles between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. It was first claimed by the French in 1682. The Mississippi River was the main way that the farmers transported their goods to New Orleans, where it was then shipped to other countries. However, the French made it extremely difficult for the farmers to do this. And if…

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  • Was America Justified In Going To War With Mexico Essay

    with Mexico? The United States was not justified in going to war with Mexico because, America invaded mexico ,American were stealing land from Mexico, and the American were disobeying Mexico rules when they were in Texas. During the year 1821, Mexico gained its independence from Spain. Before America took mexico’s land, it was about the size of the United States itself. Mexico stretched from Guatemala to Oregon . Texas tried two time to apply for annexation to the United States, both times…

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  • Thomas Jefferson's Journey To The West

    The phrase “manifest destiny” is the belief that the United States would inevitably expand westward to the Pacific Ocean and into Mexican territory. The word manifest means obvious so the destiny was manifest or obvious. Americans assumed the United States would expand to the Pacific Ocean. Thomas Jefferson was president at the time and he dreamed of expanding the U.S. to the Pacific Ocean. People had many reasons for wanting to move to the west. For example, people had personal economic…

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  • The Louisiana Purchase: Westward Expansion In American Society

    On December 20, 1803, the Louisiana Purchase was finalized, which resulted in the transfer of power over the territory from France to the United States. The Louisiana Purchase (1803) served as the catalyst for Westward Expansion in American society. Furthermore, it was an examination of conscience for President Thomas Jefferson, as he grappled with the constitutionality of an acquisition of this magnitude. In addition to this, the Louisiana Purchase (1803) transformed America into the…

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  • North American Settlements

    from the north of present day Canada down to the state of Louisiana. The goals of the French explorers were to obtain wealth by finding a route linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans that would promote trade and finding good along the Great Lakes. King Francis I sent Jacques Cartier to accomplish the task. Cartier discovered a “great inlet” of the St. Lawrence River and claimed it, naming the territory New France. The Native Indians of the territory, the Huron, welcomed Cartier and showed him…

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  • Thomas Jefferson's Moral Dilemma Of The Louisiana Purchase

    be legal, believing that he was not authorized to make the purchase, but did so anyway. One can also easily wonder how a man of great integrity could go against his own philosophy and strict interpretation of the United States constitution. By making the purchase of the Louisiana territory, Thomas Jefferson had to set aside all his beliefs and principles for the greater…

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