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Brief Summary: The Mexican American War

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Insert Name: Taylor Insert Teacher Names :Mrs. Taigen, Mrs. Keithley Insert Subjects Social Studies and language Insert Date: The Mexican American War “Foreign powers do not seem to appreciate the true character of our government.” (Polk 1795) In the year of 1821, Mexico gained its independence from Spain. It was a rough time period because wars were raging, in every country. The people who lived in the time period 1821, had a rough life, they always had to be careful and take pre- cautions to make sure no harm came upon their families. The Americans were not justified into going into war with the Mexicans because: Polk wanted to go to war, he just did not want to start it, Polk ordered his military to position beside the Nuces River to …show more content…

The U.S. believes that California will someday break away from Mexico because they think Mexico is imbecile and has a bad government.The invasion was threatened solely because Texas had determined… to annex herself to our Union; and under those circumstances, it was plainly our duty to extend our protection over her citizens and soil.” (Polk 325) This quote shows: Polk had to help Texas that one time.This had become necessary, to meet a threatened invasion of Texas by the Mexican forces.” (Polk 325) This quote shows: Polk got ready for the war, he put the military in between the border if any Mexicans came close. The americans got engaged with Mexican troops, even though 16 Americans died the number of killed Mexicans is unknown. ( Polk 325) This information shows: The Americans could have killed way more than 16 people. Restless spirits crossed the Sabine River in defiance of the Mexican ordinance of freedom. This Information shows: Some people were done being threatened so they crossed the river to state their freedom to the Mexicans. This evidence is not justified because the only reason Mexico attacked was because they felt threatened since Polk was attacking their freedom. The U.S. threatened Mexico, the Mexicans felt that threat and decided to attack before the Americans

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