The United States expanded its size, achieving their dream of Manifest Destiny. Although the United States war against Mexico resulted in the gaining of America’s most valuable land, the war itself wasn’t legitimate because of the revolution in Texas, motivation for superiority, and the U.S. government’s actions. To begin, the Texans began an unreasonable war because they didn’t follow Mexico’s laws and conditions. When Mexico started selling cheap land, they set conditions for the people moving in. The people had to convert to Catholicism, learn Spanish, become a Mexican citizen, and have no slaves.
Between the years of 1846 to 1848, the first war started by America against another republic raged on. The Mexican-American war was mainly started by president James K. Polk, due to his belief in Manifest Destiny and his goal to fulfill it. But despite this war being “Mr. and Mrs. Polk 's war”, it reflected on the much of the population of America, specifically the way the country treated non-white people. Many injustices against non-white people occurred during this time period, slaves and the politics surrounding them were involved in the war, but a main group subject to the injustices were the Mexican citizens.
In the spring of 1868, America was focused on Congress to see if the President was going to be removed from office. Individuals were impeached and removed from office before, however, President Andrew Johnson was the first president to be impeached. Many have regarded Johnson as one of the worst presidents in the history of the United States because of his racism, stubbornness, disastrous Reconstruction policies, and his impeachment trial. Johnson’s impeachment would be the defining point of his presidency and his legacy. This raises the numerous questions such as why was Johnson put on trial; what made Republicans hell-bent on impeaching him; and was Andrew Johnson’s impeachment justified.
However, both made sure that the old “invisible hand” economy was abolished by the necessary intervention of the federal government in the US economy. Of course, they differed in what they wanted the government to pursue under them, but as Roosevelt once said and Wilson most definitely believed, “Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.” One of the infamous qualities of Roosevelt included his love of nature and pursuit of conservation. When he first took seat in office, there weren’t many national parks besides Yellowstone that were protected.
However, others think illegal immigrants should be given amnesty and become citizens contingent on paying their dues (taxes), refraining from criminal activities, contributing to the general welfare, etc. In the Jesuit publication, America, John Kavanaugh argues that offering “legal status to anyone who contributes to our common good” (Kavanaugh 3), is the right thing to do. He discusses the reasons why illegal immigrants come to this country, and then describes the hardships and living conditions which they had to endure in their homeland. In the article, Kavanaugh mentions that the government, specifically politicians are harsh towards aliens despite knowing that poverty, crime, and economic pressures exist in their countries.
Just America or Just in War? Throughout the decades, history has recorded all the wars in which the United States has participated in. Some may consider that the United States’ participation in foreign affairs may have been cruel, or unnecessary; while in other cases, others find it essential for the United States to fight for the common good. Therefore, philosophers—in the pursuit of justice—have designed methods that dictate how a nation can justly engage into a war, one of this methods being the Just War theory. The Just War theory, invented by Saint Augustine around the 4th century, allows to determine when to initiate a war and the level of violence that is justified (Maiese, 2003).
When faced with 19th-century European colonialism, Japan fared the best compared to India and the Congo. The reasons behind European colonization was Industry and social darwinism. Social darwinism is the belief that certain groups of people were genetically predisposed to specific jobs and tasks. Through the theory, Europeans came to believe that because of their predisposition they had the right to rule over others, which is also known as imperialism. Imperialism can be defined as “the takeover of a country or territory by a stronger nation to dominate the political, economic, and social life of the people of that nation.” Moreover, since social darwinism supported imperialism, it, therefore, justified racism.
My belief is the less government involvement the better, that the United States government is extremely wasteful, inefficient, and negligent. On the other hand, I feel like insurance companies, big pharmaceuticals, banks/financial institutions, and the fortune five hundred companies are running rough shot, and can exploit and take advantage of the American people without suffering any punishment. I believe in a free market economy with genuine competition, meaning healthcare should be able to be shopped out of state like auto insurance, or that prescription drugs can be shopped worldwide for the cheapest price, these are examples of how real competition in the market can lower prices. I believe that humans are neither good nor bad by nature, but that the combination of their family situation, their environment, and their genetics influence their behavior. I subscribe to the perspective that individuals should have free will, and to take ownership and responsibility for their own lives.
They could state negative Impacts of immigrants, such as overpopulation, drug trafficking, increase multiculturalism, massive escalation in crime, among others, but otherwise there 's some positive benefits as Dave Reichert and John F. Kennedy states one day, that immigrants are necessary component of economic growth, they enriched and strengthened the fabric of American life, they take the most dangerous works and receive the less gain that any company can give. High rates of immigration are frequently accompanied by militant, and sometimes violent, calls for immigration restriction or deportation by nationalist groups. In the thesis will be explaining the main ideas of the topic. There 's many country 's that have already enacted laws design to make more difficult the life of undocumented immigrants.
Ironically if Liberal nations actually stopped trying to force democracy across the globe there would be less war. Although highly convincing in theory the idea of republican liberalism fails to acknowledge the reality of the different types of government that exist in world. Trying to force one system of government on everyone is a form of imperialism. Peace should be sought through strong economic ties and negotiations through institutions instead. Peace should come through the realisation that war doesn’t bring about prosperity only economic specialisation