The Mexican-US War California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada; these are some states the United States of America gained after the Mexican War. Americans fought with Mexicans, but was war really the best option? In my opinion, the USA was 100% justified to go to war with Mexico; Americans were attacked on American soil and Mexico was trying to stop the American expansion. Therefore I think the United States was justified in going to war with Mexico.
Throughout the history of border control in the United States, racial discrimination has been a huge factor in trying to capture and intimidate culprits who may try to commit illegal activities in the United States. Starting on May 28, 1924, Congress established the Border Patrol as part of the Immigration Bureau in the Department of Labor through the Labor Appropriation Act of 1924. ( this is where you look up dates and shit about when border control from the U.S. began etc). In the article “U.S. to Continue Racial, Ethnic Profiling in Border Policy”, By Matt Apuzzo and Michael S. Schmidt, is an article that presents the current situation of laws that are inflicting major changes upon how officials will govern the U.S. border from now on. In the
The article, “Immigrant America: A Portrait” written by Alejandro Portes and Ruben G. Rumbaut, discusses the many trials and tribulations immigrants have faced throughout the history of America, dating back to the Great European Wave In the 19th and 20th century. The Great European Wave, was the time in which 23 million European immigrants migrated to the U.S. mainly due to agricultural and industrial changes in their native countries that forced them out of their homes and in search of work. The authors discuss how a corrupt sheriff by the name of Joe Arpaio has been making the lives of Latin American immigrants living in Maricela County, Arizona, miserable. Arpaioo has harassed and treated the immigrants living in the county as if they’re
Looking through my grandmothers closet clearing, I was tasked with clearing out unwanted belongings. After hours of cleaning, I found a peculiar tan box. Opening it, I gasped as I saw pictures being filled to the brim. The pictures were old, worn out, blurred, having to squint to make out the picture. Looking through the photos, I come across a man I’ve never seen before.
How far will you go to stand up for what is right? The Mexican-American War began in 1846 but beforehand there were many conflicts and inexcusable actions of Mexico that lead to the explosion of the ticking time bomb filled with rightful vengeance known as the United States of America. Although the war concluded around 170 years ago, there is still constant debate whether this brutal war was rightful or completely inexcusable on behalf of both nations. The inevitable conquest of Mexico may be seen in many different ways but, due to the mindless acts of Mexico herself, and whom she is ran by (her government), the lack of assisting American settlers, their unwillingness to negotiate to settle in a peaceful manner, and her hostile acts towards the United States, the war was logical because the United States was just doing what she had to do in order to protect her people. To begin with, the Mexican government did not even attempt to support/assist the Americans in their transition into Mexican land.
Two score and thirteen years ago, President John F. Kennedy stood before the American people, on the verge of a civil rights upheaval, and declared a self-evident principle of this great nation, namely that “…the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened” (1963), further substantiated by the premise that the foundation of this country lies on the principle that all men are created equal. It is a country established in defiance of despotism, and has been hitherto a symbol for equality elsewhere, so long as we are reminded of this fact and provide no exception. It is the duty of the American people and all men (“men” herein referred to as gender inclusive) who ascribe to these principles, to defend it at any
Essay Outline Topic: Mexican-American War Attention Grabber: Why would this ever start? Would there be a truce between the war? Did it almost start again?
The U.S. is very much involved with Mexico and its cross border transaction of goods and services and of worldwide international flow, between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. This was signed in 1994’s, which was called the north American Free Trade Agreement. There are many issues going on at the Mexican border, such as immigrants entering America and not having a place to stay and thinking everything would come to their hands. As the article said “On the US side, the population is predominantly of Spanish origin, young, and poor (35% live under the officially defined poverty level),” this shows that this can affect the American economy in a negative way due to not being able to provide health care and etc. The border population has gowned in Mexico by a lot and is expected to double by year 2020.
There are many challenges faced by US Customs and Border Protection agents attempting to secure the border of the United States. The bordering countries of the U.S. raise many different issues especially when we are talking about terrorism, illegal smuggling, human trafficking, free trade. Understanding the challenges of the border and customs agent we must first understand: The Functional Equivalent of the border, The Fourth Amendment, Search and Seizure, Open market closed border, Challenges maintaining secure borders, impact of terrorism on U.S. and Global markets since 9/11. The border that separate countries are imaginary political lines that stretch over land, into the air and twelve nautical miles in the water.
America is a country known for its impregnable environment— one of the essential lures for others to join this melting pot of people. In recent years, the southern border has been left open and vulnerable to contamination, brutality, and economic downfall. From where have these realities catastrophizing our nation arisen? Walking in almost freely, pregnant herds of Mexican illegal immigrants infiltrate the United States by the millions, carrying on their backs a plethora of diseases, including, but not limited to, Malaria, Leprosy, and HIV, along with millions of pounds of cocaine and marijuana each year. The drug war in America grows rapidly and is a strong contributor to the violence seen in the nation today.