Teacher: Mrs. Macleod Woodrow Wilson disd tuesday, May 21, 2013 "Was the United States justified in going to war with Mexico?"



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Mexican war


Jake Simmons
5th grade lass
teacher: Mrs. Macleod
Woodrow Wilson
DISD
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

“Was the United States justified in going to war with Mexico?”

When you think of war you think it was the other country’s fault. But that’s what they think. That’s what happened in the Mexican /American war. Both sides had reasons for going to war. The war started when Mexico let American settlers into Texas. But the Texans rebelled and took Texas. A little bit later they annexed into the United States and Polk was elected. Polk sent soldiers to guard the borders. But America and Mexico didn’t think the border was the same. Mexico thought it was the Rio Nueces but the U.S. thought it was the Rio Grande, farther south. So the U.S. sent troop to the Rio Grande, into Mexican territory Mexico defeated the troops. Then Polk went to Mexico and offered to buy California at an insultingly low price, Mexico refused and he declared war. But the question is….. Was the United States justified in going to war with Mexico? The U.S. was not justified for three reasons Polk provoked it, robbery, and expansion of slavery.

The first reason the United States was not justified in going to war with Mexico is Polk provoked it. President Polk was a strong supporter of manifest destiny. Polk also wanted California and said Mexico could not govern such a country (doc. A). Polk offered to buy California, but Mexico said no, so Polk declared war on them. California was easy to take with minimum resistance. This is evidence the U.S. was unjustified in going to war with Mexico because Polk just declared war

The second reason the U.S. Was unjustified in going to war with Mexico was robbery. The United States just came to California and slaughtered or made slaves of the Mexicans that were already there. They came there and easily took California. This is evidence the United States was unjustified because the United States unfairly ran up and took Mexico.(doc. B)

The third reason the U.S. was unjustified in going to war with Mexico is slavery. Not all people


wanted war or slaves. At first congress did not let Texas in because it was a huge slave territory. Texas settlers
he third reason the U.S. was unjustified in going to war with Mexico is slavery. Not all people wanted
war or slaves. At first congress did not let Texas in because it was a huge slave territory. Texas settler’s illegally brought their slaves there and rebelled leading to the Alamo. This is a major reason because the Texans rebelled and brought slaves there illegally.(doc. D)

The United States was unjustified in going to war with Mexico. The Mexicans were kicked of their land. It is important for us to learn about the Mexican/American so we can know more about American history



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documents: a, b, c, and d


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