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Argumentative Essay: The Mexican-US War

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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.

One reason the Mexican War was justified was because of Manifest Destiny. This was the “belief held by many Americans in the 19th century that it was the destiny of the United States to expand from the Atlantic to the Pacific” (from the Early Statehood of Texas passage). The USA’s goal was
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