The Pros And Cons Of Gaining Texas

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Gaining Texas is worth the risk of war: The annexation of Texas is worth the risk of war with Mexico. For many years Mexico has been seizing American vessels illegally and confiscating our cargoes to meet Mexico’s needs. Mexico for many years has performed numerous lawless acts upon people and property of United States citizens. The many years of aggravated and unredressed wrongs from Mexico that the United States has endured has violated solemn treaty stipulations and of every principle of justice recognized by civilized nations. Because of this, Mexico has thrusted war upon us. We believe what James K. Polk said, “The constitution, public treaties and the laws oblige the President to regard Texas as an independent state, and its territory
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