I believe everyone has their own opinion and you can say what you want, but Josefina Vazquez said too much. The process of expansion across North American continent culminated in the mid 19th century with events both preceding and following the Mexican War. Most Americans joined with Senator Benton, President James k Polk and a host of other expansionists to fulfill their manifest destiny. And if fighting a war with Mexico was needed to complete America’s western coastline, then so be it! (Vazquez) It seemed to me that the Mexicans were just looking for a war, because they could’ve just gotten alone with the other countries.
The Mexican War will always remain a seminal event in American History. Its fighting gained for the United States the vast and diverse land of California and the Land east to the Rio Grande. If one includes the acquisition of Texas and Oregon to that of the Mexican Cession. Polk’s election and presidency added more land to the United States than any... [continues]
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