War Against Mexico Research Paper

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In my opinion, yes, the United States was justified in going to war against Mexico. I say this because in 1884 Mexico started the war when they attacked the Army (led by General Zachary Taylor) that was stationed to defend U.S. Claimed territory on the Rio Grande, that they had claimed after Texas became independent from Mexico. The United States had attempted to be peaceable and negotiate the territory by sending John Slidell to Mexico City to offer large sums of Money for the territory.
If the United States had started the war then the people in certain regions of Texas and California actually would have been better off under the control of the U.S. than under the control of Mexico, because while this was all happening, the Mexican government
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