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Reasons To Go To War With Mexico Essay

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Imagine a school yard bully terrorizing a child half his size. This bully was demanding the child’s lunch money despite the fact that he already had enough to buy a lunch. America acted like the bully and Mexico was the small child. The United States of America, fresh off the annexation of Texas were destined to go to war with the rival nation of Mexico. However, America lacked significant reasons to go to war with Mexico. The question many present day historians are asking is “Did the United States have enough reasons to go to war with Mexico?” The answer is no. Due to the fact that Manifest Destiny is wrong, the Undisputed Territory is undisputed, and America had no regard for Mexican law, America was not justified in going to war with Mexico. America was expanding. In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson,the 3rd president of the United States, purchased a large amount of land, the Louisiana Purchase, which added 50% of land to America’s current size.…show more content…
This concept is widely accepted concept that even President Polk believes it to be true.They believe that “the Anglo-Saxon foot” is already on the west and that America might as well take that portion of the land. (O’Sullivan 323) The question that those settler should be asking themselves is whose land was it first? “Other nations have undertaken… hostile interference against us,... hampering our power, limiting our greatness and checking the fulfillment of our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions.”(O’Sullivan 323) These supporters of Manifest Destiny believe that the West is a God given right. However, would God, our father, want his children to die at the expense of more land? The answer to that question is no. These claims prove that Manifest Destiny is incorrect and is not reliable evidence that the United States was justified when they went to war with
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