As a Democrat, I believe that President Polk was justified in starting the Mexican-American War. Also, as a strong supporter of Manifest Destiny, also known as Western expansion, I furthermore find reason to believe Polk was justified in initiating war with the Mexican people; being that the Mexican government refused peaceful negotiation. The Americans were the just owners of this western land, and we intended to get it. The Mexican government refused a meeting with our representative to establish the border between Texas and Mexico, along with an offer of 30 million dollars for Western territory. These western territories would provide substantial economic growth for the United States, as well as the obvious: making our nation larger as
When Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1821, a string of ruthless dictators and weak presidents made Mexico an easy target for its powerful neighbor, the United States. The US swooped in to expand its territory and its popular institution of slavery. By doing so, the US started a war with Mexico that was justified for illegitimate reasons. The Mexican-American War was not justified because the US took Mexico’s land for the expansion of slavery, and justified their taking advantage of Mexico when it was politically weak by hiding behind Manifest Destiny.
Justified is defined as having, done for, or marked by a good or legitimate reason. Texas won its independence in 1836. America’s wars are often very controversial. The United States was justified in going to war with Mexico because of three main reasons: Americans were killed, Texas was already annexed, and Manifest Destiny allows it.
It was April 25, 1846. The Mexican military invaded Texas, a disputed territory. When the U.S. military came to attack, the Mexicans killed 16 Americans. This is one of the many events leading to the Mexican American War. The Mexican-American War was a major war over Mexico’s land. This war happened mainly because the U.S. wanted to expand to the Pacific Ocean to fulfill their Manifest Destiny, trying to take away Mexico’s land. Mexico refused to to give land to the U.S. The big question is whether the U.S. was justified in fighting Mexico in the Mexican-American War. The United States was justified in going to war with Mexico because Manifest Destiny, too much Mexican interference, and Texas was invaded.
The United States should have not gone declared war with Mexico because it resulted in many deaths on both sides. A second reason was since the U.S. gained new land it caused a problem, in whether to allow slavery in the new territory or not. It put both anger and fear in the Americans that didn 't want slavery.
Both Johnson and Zinn had interesting views on the topics and they also had similar points. However, Johnson stated that Americans wanted more land and they were not satisfied after the Louisiana Purchase. This is where the Manifest Destiny came about to continue expansion. They wanted to take over the whole western portion of the continent, in order to spread the ideologies of Democracy and Republicanism. The South especially wanted to the expansion because they wanted to extend to slavery to maintain their power and balance in Congress (pg. 372). Americans in search of land cooperated with Mexican Authorities to gain lands. But Jackson despised Mexicans he still wanted Texas apart of the Union. Texas remained independent for years and it
Who started the Mexican-American War? Firstly, The United States went to Mexico in 1846. Texas declared its independence from Mexico in 1836. Certainly, Americans were being extremely greedy and wanted more and more land. Was the United States justified in going to war with Mexico? The United States was not justified in going to war with Mexico because they did not respect their laws, culture, and their beliefs.
In life everything can be either justified or unjustified. Sometimes when things happen they can come out being unjustified according to some people and justified according to other. When that happens there is normally a huge argument about it. In 1812 Mexico gained its independence from Spain and in 1836 Texas won its independence from Mexico. There was a huge war in 1812 but it wasn't a very controversial war, the Mexican-American war was way more controversial. The war with Mexico was not justified for three reasons, one reason is that the war was about expanding slavery, another reason is because the war was not needed, the final reason is that the war was wicked and provoked.
The people of the United States have one duty, that is to protect. In 1821, Mexico declared its independence from Spain, its mother country. Mexicans wanted a larger population, and in 1845, the annexation of Texas happened, meaning Texas was now a part of the United States. The annexation angered Mexico so, in 1846, the Mexican American War began. Was the United States morally right in going to war with Mexico? Morally right suggests that the United States was justified in declaring war on Mexico. The United States was justified in going to war with Mexico because of Manifest Destiny, the annexation of Texas, and the benefits of the economy.
Between the years 1846-1848 the U.S. was at war with Mexico over the conflict of Texas. In 1824 a group of Americans known as The Old Three Hundred, led by Stephen Austin, traveled to Texas to create a U.S. settlement under Mexican conditions. These people brought with them their culture and language, but Mexico did not approve. Mexico got even angrier when, after gaining independence in 1836, Texas annexed into America in 1845. This made Mexico furious and conspiracy theories started to brew saying that this land grab was America’s plan all along. The U.S. was aware of this anger so in 1846 troops were sent to the border to watch for invaders, but they were shot at and forced to surrender. President James K. Polk saw this as a brutal attack
“The United States was indasissible for both legal and security reasons.” Although the United States wanted more land the Mexican American war was not justified because United States knew about disputed area and provoked Mexican troops, another slave state added, and they had no respect for the Mexican government. To begin, The United States knew about disputed area and provoked Mexican troops. In document C it States, “The mobilization of the us army was an outright attack on Mexico.” The United States knew that that's where the border was but they still insist on moving forward into Mexican territory. Document C also explains that the Americans just came and invaded Mexico and they didn't have a right to just come in so they attacked them.
War happens in the world, because of a good reason or bad reason. America went to war with mexico for many reasons, many justifying their acts. Texas had become independent from mexico and was to be annexed into America. America then claimed some of the land and there was dispute over where the border was. America thought it was Rio Grande, Mexico thought it was Nueces river. Which resulted in some conflict. Was the Unites States Justified in going to war with Mexico? Yes, because of mexican invasions, manifest destiny,and increasing population.
According to Merriam Webster justification is “the action of showing something to be right or reasonable.” I do not believe that the United States decision to wage war with Mexico was either right or reasonable. My reasons are that Mexico was provoked by the Americans because they didn’t respect the border, my second reason is that Mexico had a larger claim over the land according to Document C, and my third is that the United States didn’t engage in war for the right reasons, the United States engaged in war for the fulfillment of the Manifest Destiny.
The United States of America has been through many wars, wars concerning many things such as land oil, pride and respect. However, when the United States went to war with Mexico, it was planned over greed. The Mexican- American war was a war provoked by the United States, in efforts to expand the coasts of the country. Mexico was a small underprivileged country who had previously to the war had already lost part of their country (Texas). Needless to say this war was cut throat and violent, it was however one of the smartest business decisions America has ever made. As I was speaking to my family about it they mentioned how they heard such cruel stories and are practically historical and never to be forgotten. Mexico fought for their independence
The Mexican-American War (1846-1848) marked the primary U.S. armed conflict in the main fought on foreign soil. It emptied a politically divided, militarily unprepared, all around unprepared Mexico against the expansionist-minded administration of U.S. President James K. Polk, World Health Organization believed the U.S. had a “manifest destiny” to unfold across the continent to the Pacific. A border encounter on the river started off the fighting and was followed by a series of U.S. victories. Once the mud cleared, United Mexican States had lost due to simple fraction of its territory, together with nearly all of current Golden State, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and New