If you sent 70 soldiers in territory that you believed to be yours and had gotten a report that some were killed and the rest were captured, would you believe that to be an act of war. The United States War with Mexico began when Mexico invited settlers (That they couldn’t take care of), and became tyrannical. So like the American Revolution they revolted and gained their independence, when we annexed them and moved our soldiers into our own territory. The soldiers were attacked and we declared war against Mexico. Although people may view the war as unjust, it is just do to the Americans having a perfectly reasonable reason to declare a war against Mexico.
The start of the war was due to American extension into the Creek territory. In response, Shawnee carried a message of aggressive nativism that threaten the American expansion plans. Shawnee leader Tecumseh visit had resulted into a spiritual rebirth it “urged a spiritual cleaning and a material purging that recognized the agent’s activities as only the latest of many problems” (11). Tecumseh and his brother Tuckabatchee joined the Shawnee raids and killed several white men which resulted in retaliation and the start of Creek War. The authors believed that the war would have started with or without the visit of Tecumseh.
War. However, the question still remains to this day, was the US justified in going to war with Mexico? Justified means to have good reason or be right about a decision. Did the US have good reason to start a war with Mexico? As far as the US-Mexican War is concerned the Americans did have appropriate causes for war.
When the Cherokee nation tried to defend their land, they sued the state of Georgia for the protection of their lands. They even went to the Supreme Court after Georgia revoked legal state agreements that they had with the Cherokee’s, that had guaranteed rights of movement and jurisdiction of tribal law. Even the Supreme Court couldn’t help the Cherokee Nation because Georgia law does not apply to Georgia law. In 1838, President Martin van Buren used the New Echota Treaty and forcibly removed any Cherokee that was still on the land. “ Sixteen thousand Cherokee began the journey, but harsh weather, poor planning, and difficult travel resulted in between 3,000-4,000 deaths on what became known as the Trail of Tears” (yawp).
One of the consequences of Manifest Destiny was the Mexican-American War. Following the ideology of Manifest Destiny, Texas was annexed into the United States in 1845, creating tensions with the Mexican government. While the annexation of Texas had great benefits for America, from the Mexican point of view it caused many issues legally and threatened national security (Document C). In pursuit of the grand ambitions of Manifest Destiny, President Polk and many Americans forgot to consider the consequences of achieving their ultimate goal of controlling the whole of North America. While before the United States had supported the independent countries, such as Mexico, that had broken free of Spanish rule, during this time period America lost sight of their ideals and made
“Remember the Alamo!” “In this war, you understand, there are no prisoners.” General Santa Anna told this to his generals after the surrender of Bexar and Cos. Some of the factors leading up to the Battle of the Alamo were the different languages, religions, and different ways of thinking. Americans wanted Manifest Destiny, or the idea that they had a right to move west to Califorina, while Mexicans could barely stay united as a country. Americans took advantage of Mexico’s disabilty to stay together and claimed part of Texas, starting the idea of the Texan Revolution against Mexico. During the Texan Revolution, one of the most important battles was the Alamo or “El Alamo”, named after the cottonwood trees surrounding it.
The overwhelming amount of proslavery settlers in the new territories resulted in a violent war, “Bleeding Kansas,” an event that separated the North and South for good. Stephen A. Douglas, the author of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, originally believed that power should be granted to the people, a decision that caused disaster. In the essay, “Bleeding Kansas: From the Kansas-Nebraska Act to Harper 's Ferry,” by Nicole Etcheson, she claims, “Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas never intended such a result...Under the provisions of the 1820 Missouri Compromise, the northern half of the Louisiana Purchase, west of Iowa and Missouri, was free territory. In 1854, Douglas revised the latest version of the bill, creating the territories of Kansas and Nebraska and replacing the prohibition on slavery with popular sovereignty - the right of the people, through their territorial legislatures, to decide whether to have slavery” (Etcheson 1). By stating that Stephen A. Douglas “never intended such a result,” the author discusses the weaknesses and chaos that resulted from a foolish
The Indian removal act of May 28,1830 is a law that is moving Indians to the west of Mississippi River & not let them stay in the southeast where they belong.The pyramid lake war is a search for gold because in Nevada the white were searching for gold in the Paiute territory & the white were (not on purpose) they were destroying natural resources while they were looking for gold.The Mexican-American war is about the rights of Texas & the United States of America paid Mexico $15 million for the land that later became know as California.Dawes act of February 8,1887 is that act of separating Indian tribes with 160 to 360 acres of land or grazing land if any Indian follows the act & "helps them" fit in with the white 's,but in reality it "helps" them create classes of federally depended Indians.This are some of the many event that included the Paiute tribe.Other examples are "Indian appropriation act of March 3,1871" & "The massacre at wounded knee of December 29,1890.That what the Paiute tribe influenced in the western
The first important battle was the battle of Agua Prieta, which was between Madero supporters and Diaz troops in 1911. The second battle was the battle of Columbus 1916, and it was conducted by Villa. The battle started as a raid by Villa's troops, but it was transformed into a full-scale battle between Villa and the United States. The United states used this battle as an excuse to invade Mexico and capture Villa. The bloodiest battle that happened during the revolution was the battle of Zacatecas in 1914. the battle ended with forcing Huerta to resign and achieving victory for Villa.
In his campaign against the Aztec Empire, Cortez relied upon the other local indigenous tribes for assistance. Why did they ally themselves to Cortez and how did they help him secure ultimate victory? In Cortez’s venture to seize Mexico from the Aztec powers he was given he allied with other indigenous tribes, such as the Tlaxcalan's. It can be seen that perhaps the ally was more of mutual want for the destruction of the Aztecs as a mutual enemy rather then the want to benefit one another but the result shows us that this ally between the indigenous and the Spanish Hernan Cortez resulted in both the siege of Mexico and downfall of the Aztecs which may not have happened without this alignment. After the Treaty of Torsedillas, Spain came to