“Texas won their independence in 1836”(Roden 317). Texas needed to prove that they were independent from Mexico without dragging the U.S. into it. In the battle of the Alamo, many Americans helped, however, the war was not ours, so why should this war be any different (Roden 269)? In Polk 's message to Congress asking them to declare war on Mexico he states: “I had ordered an efficient military force to take a position between the Nueces river and the Rio del Norte. This had become necessary to meet a threatened invasion of Texas.”
“Buchanan, a Democrat who was morally opposed to slavery but believed it was protected by the U.S. Constitution, was elected”( Source #5)This quote explains how another president had the same mindset of Abraham but still couldn't officially end slavery. ”Taylor entered the White House at a time when the issue of slavery and its extension into the new western territories (including Texas) had caused a major rift between the North and South”(Source #7). This quote quote explains how other presidents made slavery worst. Although having different ideas than other presidents Abrahams’ assassination was unjustified because other American presidents did not make much changes or just made it worst. While Abraham Lincoln made on of the most important decisions by freeing the slaves.
U.S. should have never crossed when Mexico didn’t give permission. Slave owners brought slaves even though it was a Slave-free land. No,United States was not justified in going to war because of all the laws orders they have deceived of Mexico amd Mexico cant’t make that decision whether or not they want to go to war or not. This War is important because without our freedom we would have still been part of Mexico and our country wouldn’t have expanded for further
He had a harsh temper and his personality was just not fit to be in the position of president. Jackson was said to be better for the Army and military and that he just wasn’t really capable of the duties of being president. He even said himself that he was not quite made for president. “I know what I am fit for. I can command a body of men in a rough way, but I am not fit to be president.”
Some members of the congress like, David Wilmot, believed that slaves should not be allowed on the new territory that was won from the Mexican War. This belief made Wilmot plan the “Wilmot Provision”, which said that slavery was not allowed in any of the land annexed from Mexico and the Mexican War (Doc. H). This historical context on this
Lieutenant Andrew Sterett...released the surviving pirates and their ship after the battle. (Lambert 130)” The American fleet was intended to escort and defend US merchant ships against enemy forces, yet it was not authorized to offensively engage the opposition, as Jefferson wished it was. As a result, the president worked to attain more extensive war making abilities. Later on in the conflict, Congress passed laws that
Lincoln didn 't want to make slavery illegal where it already existed because he knew it would lead to heightened tensions. He did, however, want to declare slavery illegal in the western US territories to stop the growth of slavery. Lincoln thought slavery could eventually be abolished, but not until the early 1900s, as he wanted a slow and peaceful transition. The South seceded because they were afraid of what Lincoln would do as president, and even seceded before he took
While the supporters of Thomas Jefferson believe that buying foreign land was necessary, those who are against him feel that what he did was unconstitutional. In the source, “Thomas Jefferson to John Breckinridge, 12 August 1803”, the text explains that what Jefferson did was allowed, as it had not mentioned that he couldn’t in the constitution. This controversy is huge, because some people believe that he did not have the right to do so. Jefferson made a point that it wasn’t mentioned in the constitution, so he decided to ratify it and pay for it. Some believe congress did not have the right to authorize this decision.
“ Thus, when the Mexican government learned of the treaty signed between Texas and the United States in April 1844, it...would consider such an act “a declaration of war.” ... (Marquez, 327). In other words, Mexico thought that Texas being annexed without proper permission was considered a reason to go to war for. It is understandable why the opposition believes that Texas should have asked for consent before signing a treaty to be annexed.
In a letter written by Rafael Antonio Manchola, “they refused to follow our laws, unless it is convenient for them… using their own colonists as judges and practicing their own laws, forgetting that they swore to obey the laws of Mexico.” Manchola was saying that the colonists were disobeying all of their requirements to stay in Texas and practiced, or followed the United States laws. Texas was in the wrong because the colonists knew that they had to follow the rules set by the Mexican government if they came to Texas. The American citizens did not have to come to Texas if they didn’t agree with these terms. According to the document “U.S. Congress Debate on War with Mexico,” by Joshua Giddings, “It has therefore become necessary to extend our dominions into Mexico in order to render slavery secure in Texas.”
Although Andrew Jackson ended up killing people, he was doing what he thought was best for the nation. Even though Jackson tried giving the Native Americans land elsewhere, they fought back, causing the Seminole wars and the trail of tears. Though Jackson had commendable intention multitudes of Native people were killed along with the culture. “[Forced] removal of 20,000 Cherokee from their ancestral lands”1 was probably one of the worst decisions Andrew Jackson could have enforced. Evaluating Andrew Jackson’s decisions we can try and get inside his mind, figuring out why he made the choices he did and what ethical backing he had behind it all.
Andrew Jackson's presidency was arguably one of the most controversial presidencies in the history of the United States. However, Jackson committed more villainous actions and made more villainous decisions than he committed heroic actions and made heroic decisions. First of all, Jackson viewed the Native Americans as conquered subjects who lived within the borders of the United States. He believed that they should not be allowed to have their own government within the nation's borders. However, Jackson's way of forcing the Native Americans to withdraw to the area called the Indian Territory was perhaps even more horrendous and unconstitutional as it included the death of one-fourth of the Cherokee Indians and Jackson disobeying the rule of the Supreme Court.