Argumentative Essay On Manifest Destiny

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Manifest Destiny Essay A long, long time ago in a the 19th century the people of America use money and brutal force to make Mexico give America more land. Also during this time the industrial revolution was happening and this increase the need for slaves incredibly. Manifest Destiny was during the 19th century belief that the expansion of the US throughout the American continents was both justified and inevitable. Although, some people believe that Manifest Destiny gave America the right to expand their borders, the concept of Manifest Destiny did not give them this right because they bullied Mexico, they used brutal ways, and they ended up killing a lot of people. First, during the 19th century, many people believed in Manifest Destiny so they bullied Mexico into giving them land. In the article, “ Was the United States justified in going to war with Mexico?” it says “The combination of of American troops at the Rio Grande and the attempt to buy a large part of their country angered the Mexican government.” The United States were being forceful while one of their men were being sent to Mexico City to try and buy California because they were sitting at the Rio Grande with their army. Also in this article it says, “He felt America’s honor had been challenged… President Polk had a reason for going to war.” Polk thought that Mexico was …show more content…

Private James G. Burnett said “I have known as many as twenty-two of them to die in one night of pneumonia due to ill treatment, cold and exposure.” The Americans killed many during the moving of the Indians. They killed at least twenty-two a night out of two months. That is about 154 people in just those two months. According to “10 things you didn’t know about the Mexican American war”, “The Mexican casualties were also high, with most historians estimating as many as 25,000 dead troops and civilians.” The Americans killed thousands of Mexican troops and

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