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Mexican War


Ale Chavez

Teacher: Mrs. Macleod

Woodrow Wilson Elementary

Wednesday, May 21, 2013

Was the United States Justified in Going to War with Mexico?

You heard about the Alamo but what about The Mexican-American war? In 1821 Mexico got independence from Spain. The Mexican-American war started in 1846 through 1848.Why did the United States and Mexico go into war? Well because they wanted more land. The United States was unjustified in going to war with Mexico mainly because of three reasons Polk provoked it, Robbery , and expansion of slavery.

One reason Mexican war was unjustified was because of Polk provoked it. Polk thought that it was a duty to extend protection over citizens and soil (Doc B).In December 19 ,1836 the congress of Texas had declared the Rio del Norte (Rio Grande)to be bounded of the Republic (Doc B).This evidence shows that the United States was unjustified in going to war with Mexico Polk was a supporter of the expansion to the west (Manifest Destiny).Polk said it was God’s will to expand.

A second reason the war was unjustified was robbery. After achieving independence from Spain in 1821,Mexico made slavery illegal (Doc D).Mexico charged the United States of the robbery (Doc D). This evidence shows the United States was unjustified in going to war with Mexico because the United States stole territory from Mexico like California and Texas because Polk said it was God’s will to move to the west (California).

A third reason the Mexican war was unjustified was because the expansion of slavery.When Mexico invited the United States into their territory the United States took slavery(Doc A).When the United States took slavery into Mexico, Mexico got mad (Doc C).This evidence shows the United States was unjustified in going to war with Mexico because Mexico invited the United States And then Mexico invaded.

I believe that the United states was unjustified in going to war with Mexico mainly because of three reasons Polk provoked it, Robbery ,and the expansion of slavery. The United States was unjustified because Mexico let the United States in their territory. It is important to know that the United States was unjustified in going to war with Mexico because Mexico can claim something and then own it. It’s also important because we could have slaves and we could be one of them.

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*Document A

* Document B

* Document C



* Document D


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