Mexican American War Dbq Analysis

Topics: United States, Mexico, Rio Grande, Texas, American Civil War, President of the United States / Pages: 4 (888 words) / Published: May 3rd, 2017
Wars are a way to resolve conflict, and America has had lots of wars in the past American wars have often been very controversial, the Mexican-American war especially. It started in 1821 when Mexico declared itself free from Spain, and let American move into Texas to help increase the population. Mexico suffered with that decision because of the major differences between Mexico and America (Mexico being Catholic and against slavery and America being Protestant and for slavery). It took little time until one of the sides snapped and turned into a bloody battle between the two. Like stated before, many American wars are controversial and have no reason to go to war. America was unjustified going to war with mexico because of manifest destiny, border dispute and not following the laws of Mexico.
Forcing the idea of one religion onto another is unjust, but that's exactly what President James K. Polk did. He believed that it was “God's plan” for Americans to move west and to pursue the idea of manifest destiny, but since most Americans are Christian Lutherans and most mexicans are Catholic he was forcing an idea from his religion onto the Mexicans. According to document A, “Other nations have undertaken… hostile interference against us,... hampering our power, limiting our greatness and checking the fulfillment of our
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The war between America and Mexico could have been resolved in many different ways instead of combat. Many people are glad to have so much land from the war, but it was an unjust war. It is important for America to learn that in order to start a war, there has to be justified reason to go to war. The Mexican American war was unjust in so many ways including manifest destiny, border dispute, and Americans not following Mexico's laws. Americans can now apply what happened with the Mexican American war to the future conflicts ahead, to know when to start a war and when to

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