Henry David Thoreau's Views

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An American Author, Transcendentalist and tax resister, Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord Massachusetts, and lived there most of his life. He was opposed to many of the things that went on in our society and debated many issues in his life. Two of these major issues are , the Mexican American War and the implement of Slavery in our society. This was the reason for many of his writings include “Slavery in Massachusetts” and “Civil Disobedience” where he wrote about his principles and views against the U.S government and their involvement in the Mexican American War and the evil of Slavery. Thoreau opposed to these because they promote unjust government practices which he was strongly against.
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Therefore, Thoreau asserted, he would pay no tax until the country he sought to improve did away with slavery and stopped waging unjust wars. The Mexican American war begins on April 25, 1846 in the wake of the 1845 annexation of Texas,because the Mexican government refused to recognize Texas as independent or the RIO GRANDE as an international boundary. The war ended in 1848 with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. This started because American believes that they needed to gain control over western lands which is the present-day states of New Mexico , Arizona , and California and portions of Colorado , Nevada , Wyoming , and Utah , in order to have more national security and to accommodate the increasingly number of people classified as slaves.. The annexation of Texas started the war with Mexico; this was not a good idea for Thoreau, because of his opposition to slavery which he describes as “A Moral Evil” and the start of the Mexican
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