was not justified into going into war with Mexico was that the Annexation of Texas was unofficial. “From Mexico’s point of view, the annexation of Texas was inadmissable for both legal and security reasons.” (Marquez 327). This quote shows that Mexico viewed this annexation as an unofficial and unfair act against the government and citizens of Mexico. Polk’s act of extending borders to California was also seen as unfair because that land belonged to Mexico. Anglo-Saxons are already moving into California and building schools, buildings, and houses.
I believe that America was not justified with going to war with Mexico because of how Mexico did not accept the annexation of Texas, Mexico defending their land and US invading it, the last reasons is what Mexico did not accept slavery but Americans ignored this rule. The first reason why American were not justified in going to war with Mexico was the fact that Mexico did not accept the annexation of Texas. Americans decided that Texas was free to annex because of Santa Ana signing the treaty and losing the battles(Document B).However Mexico did not accept this and was in the mindset that their land was still their land (Document D). I feel that Mexico was justified in this sense because what Santa Anna did is like someone making a
The U.S. went past what Mexico thought was the border, causing Mexico to fire. Consequently, the U.S. blamed Mexico for attacking them when they were only defending their borders. President James Polk’s statement saying,” Mexico had passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory and shed American blood upon the American soil”(Doc B) and the quote by Jesus Velasco-Marquez,“In the eyes of the Mexican government, the mobilization of the US army was an outright attack on Mexico,” (Doc C) show how the United States and Mexico had different views on where the border was. Overall, it was unjust for the United States to blame Mexico for going on their land when there was no clear
You can’t really tell in Mexico was doing this to annoy America, or if they didn’t know it was not allowed. America should NOT have gone to war or annexed Texas. I call it a “pointless war”. The outcome had more cons than pros. Of course Mexico and America were having problems even before the annexation of Texas with where the Mexican-American border was.
Before that, there had been earlier raids by the administration of President Wilson and he easily considered an expedition across the Mexican border. The secretary of war Newton Baker was ordered by Wilson to organize the expedition and pursue Villa. Wilson then tried to appease Carranza by asserting that the raid was conducted with a careful consideration of Mexico’s sovereignty. Nevertheless, the Mexican president considered Wilson’s raid as a violation of Mexico’s sovereignty and he therefore refused to assist the US in its expedition (US Department of State, 2009,
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
People may believe that they were not justified because the US had already stolen Texas from Mexico. “From Mexico’s point of view, the annexation of Texas to the United States was inadmissible for both legal and security reasons.” (Document C) Clearly, America was not justified in declaring war against Mexico because they had already robbed them, and was not right to declare war after they were just robbed of their land. However, America was justified because Mexico would lose their land eventually anyways, and while Mexico was weak, seized the opportunity to gain more land. Thus, America was justified to fight against
So for those who are not yet sure about his sincerity, it only takes a not to deep analysis of his speeches to spot serious fallacies. The first fallacy can be evidenced when Trump attempts to justify why he considers appropriate to build a huge wall on the North American southern border. According to him, “Mexico is sending people that have lots of problems”, not “the good ones” these people bring drugs, crime, and the most shocking of his remarks: “they are rapists”. In this case, Trumps commits the fallacy of hasty generalization. The candidate to president is drawing conclusions about people from another country without giving any reasons to support his words.
. No country has ever become, or will ever become, happy through victory in war (Gandhi).” Violence only leads to bloodshed and hard times for both sides. By using nonviolence, goals can be achieved without a price having to be paid. In addition, Henry David Thoreau stated his encouragement of the nonviolence aspect of civil disobedience in “from Civil Disobedience. He believed the president was too quick to encourage war and that if a discussion had taken place between Mexico and America, a war could have been prevented.
As shown in the video, "Border Wars" implies to be the first source of information in terms of drug trafficking between the U.S. Mexico border but the value of their information looses credibility by avoiding to mention the United States as one of the major consumer of illicit substances. "Border Wars" fails to mention the supply demand between the countries and how every year the U.S. drug consumers finance drugs cartels in Mexico not only by being their main economic source but by being their main supply in arms. The video fails to consider the importance of drug trafficking once in U.S. territory as well as to emphasize drug and armed supply as a constant problem for the U.S. economic budget in terms of health and the criminal justice system. In addition, the film avoids to mention actual information about drug trafficking in the United States such as the tactics and routes of smuggling substances not only by crossing the dessert using "mulas". It is know that drug cartels are increasing the sophistication of their tactics when it comes to increase the amount of product by using private and commercial flights as well as vehicles and