This treaty not only ended the war, but formally acknowledged Texas as part of United States territory and allowed the U.S. to expand their boundaries further west. There are an endless amount of people who will argue the significance of the Mexican War. This war showed the strength of the American army. Although there were where the U.S. did not seem strong, they cannot argue with the fact that they gained the state Texas and expanded boundaries. Those accomplishments were not only major for the U.S. army, but for the people of the nation as well.
Much of the economic sector within the community is agricultural based. Many Mexican-American in the early 20th century were braceros and vaqueros. Vikki Ruiz mention the Economic status of Mexicans, and states, “Pushed by the economic and political chaos generated by the Mexican Revolution and lured by jobs in U.S. agribusiness and industry, they settled into existing barrios and forged new communities both in the Southwest and the Midwest” (Ruiz, p.265). these communities were build on the economic opportunity available of migration. Mexican American believe in the concept of the American dream; therefore, they sought the best economic opportunity for their situation, most commonly agribusiness opportunity.
Nonetheless, the Mexican American War was unjust because of President Polk’s thirst for more territory. After its independence in 1821 and brief experiment with monarchy, Mexico became a republic in 1824, characterized by considerable instability, as a result, the U.S. initiated the conflict with the Centralist Republic of Mexico. The U.S took advantage of the fact that
When the United States won the US-Mexican war, The U.S was in possession of present day Utah, California, and New Mexico. This expanded the United States all the way to the Pacific Coast.With that in mind, Missouri requested to enter the Union as a slave state, It was going to upset the balance of slave and free states. Congress in desperation to keep the state 's unified, passed an amendment allowing Missouri entrance as a slave states. Congress, to keep the balance, allowed Maine to enter as a free state. Congress as well extended the line that separated the North and South through the country to the Pacific coast.
Urbanization Texas’s shift In order to convert Native Americans into Christianity, missions were established and farms were cultivated in order to feed the population. Later on Americans brought a new language, democracy, slavery and ideas to transformed Texas urban life. New technologies changed Texas urban landscape. Houston is the largest city in Texas Houston originated out of 2 brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen in 1836. The city was named after the leader of the Texas army during the war of independence from Mexico, Sam Houston.
Truly, it was very clear that the Americans won the war because Texas wanted to become part of the US, and the United States wanted to adopt Texas into their union. Thirdly, a second reason the Mexican War was not justified because US soldiers were in a disputed area. According to Jesus Velasco Marquez from “A Mexican Viewpoint on the War With the United States,” he states that “From Mexico’s point of view, the annexation of Texas to the United States was inadmissible for both legal and security reasons.” As well as, “The American government acted like a bandit who came upon a
Unlike the viewpoint of Americans, Mexicans did not view the annexation of Texas and the Mexican-American War justifiable. Americans did not have the right to invade in Mexico. Many politicians in the United States proclaimed that they should expand their territory by the annexation of Texas and Mexico. Americans justified the annexation with the idea of “Manifest Destiny”, an expression of idealized justification on the part of Americans that they have the God-given right to civilize all the nations.
Therefore, from looking at Self-Portrait on the Border Line Between Mexico and the United States it provides evidence of an insightful understanding of the fragmented Mexican identity. it shows that the government of post-Revolutionary Mexican used the normalized discourse of nationalism that typically seeks to obscure its fissures by asserting its unity, antiquity, harmony, and inclusivity (Volk 2000 174) by idealizing the self-control and governing power of the Aztecs. Furthermore, this fragmented identity is demonstrated by Kahlo’s self-representation performing a literal split down the middle between the contrasting imagery of culturally rich Mexico against
Anglo-Saxons are already moving into California and building schools, buildings, and houses. (Sullivan 323). This information shows that Anglo-Saxons are settling into California which is Mexican land. “Thus, when the Mexican government learned of the treaty signed between Texas and the United States in April 1844, it…. Would consider such an act “a declaration of war.” (Marquez 327) This direct quote shows that Mexico is angry that the U.S. is taking more land.
The feature of this book is that it can be regarded as a political program. Based on a careful analysis and study of the features of Aztlán from the late 19th century to modern times, Navarro attempts to offer a number of practical recommendations for the solution of the problem of self-identification of the Mexicanо and Latino minorities in Aztlán. In this regard, the change model proposed by him are worthy of special attention. An additional argument in favor of such an approach is justified by the fact that indeed the recent American political, social and economic spheres have a number of serious difficulties. In this regard, the value of this book lies in the fact that it offers practical ways to solve the problem of self-identification of Latinos living in the United States.