Mexico Dbq

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Was the United States Justified in Going to War With Mexico? There was tension between Mexico and America, for land and who owned it. Mexico had given some land to America, but the Americans had assumed they got all of Mexico, but they didn’t so they all went into a big war just because of a misunderstanding. The U.S. was not justified in going to war with Mexico. One reason they didn’t want to fight in the war was because of all the land they could get to expand slavery. Doc D is a speech by Joshua Giddings the date was on May 23, 1846. Doc D says “...he (President Polk) has been guilty in ordering our army to invade a country with which we are at peace, and of provoking and bringing on this war.” This quote is saying that the president
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