Mexican American War Dbq Analysis

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The Mexican- American war was indeed a turning point for the slavery issue going on in the United States of America. America had become very self-conscious and their interests became antagonistic in the future of determining the future for the new land gained from Mexico (Document 2). Before the Mexican-American war the president during the time, Polk wanted to acquire California after signing a treaty for half of Oregon. He tried to get California as part of the United States in a peaceful manner but failed. Soon after failing to get California he turned to war. After winning the Mexican-American war and the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo the United States had gotten territories now know as Arizona, California, New Mexico, and parts of Wyoming,
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