Dbq Mexican War

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Was the US justified in going to war with Mexico? This eternal question is arguable and could be thought of both ways. The US and Mexico had an argument about the southern border of Texas, which recently annexed with US. The basic reason behind this war was to get hold on territory between the Rio Grande and the Nueces River. This question has several answers and opinions because of 3 main reasons: Manifest Destiny, Treaty of Velasco, and the war of Palo Alto. At the time, the primary motive of the United States was manifest destiny; Americans believed that it was their "destiny" to expand across the entire North American continent. Meanwhile, Mexico 's primary intention was to prevent the United States from acquiring Texas. Since Texas

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