The Mexican War or the U.S. Invasion?
The greedy country of American struck again. After the battles between Mexico and the Texan settlers, Texan finally became a republic. After ten years, the United States annexed Texas and sent troops to the southern disputed border, to protect themselves. Mexico saw this as an attack and killed sixteen men, forcing Zachory Taylor and his troops to surrender. After the encounter, the United States declared war on Mexico. Was the United States in good reason to go to war with Mexico? The United States was not in good reason in going to war with Mexico because James Polk provoked them, the United States stole land, and the United States expanded slavery even though Mexico declared it illegal.
The United States was not in good reason in going to war with Mexico because James Polk provoked it. After annexing the United States, James Polk sent troops down to the disputed southern border, The Rio Grande. Mexico did not think the Rio Grande was the southern border of Texas. “In the eyes of the Mexican government the mobilization of the U.S. army was an outright attack on Mexico (Velasco-Marques, Jesus, 189).” When Polk mobilized Taylor and his troops the Mexicans were not doing anything to the United States. Polk was sending troops for no reason other to start a fight with Mexico. During the 1800s the United States started using Manifest Destiny as a reason to take land from other countries. “..our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allowed by providence (God) (O’ Sullivan, James L., 185).” When the Americans use manifest destiny it shows arrogance and superior ways to other countries. Polk and the Americans were not scared they were greedy and wanted to pick fights.
The United States was not in good reason to go to war with Mexico because they stole the land. Mexico and the United States never had agreed about Texas. Mexico still considered Texas theirs even though it was a republic. So when the United States...
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