The Mexican War: The American Story

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In 1846, Mexico had slaughtered sixteen Americans on American soil. At least that’s what the American story stated. The Mexicans told the story much differently. It was called, “The American Invasion.” Mexico clearly saw it differently, as the Americans named their story, “The Mexican War.” The Mexican story was more precise because it was more of an invasion than a war. In 1836, Mexico had written a treaty saying America could use the land between the Rio Grande river and the Nueces river because the land was underpopulated at the time. America had later discovered that they had used the land more efficiently and just for that reason, they thought they could say the land was their own. Mexico thought they still owned the land but so did America,
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