The mexican–american war, also known as the mexican war, was a war that was fought between the united states of america and mexico in the 19th century, lasting from april 1846 to february 1848 the us started and won the war, with mexico ceding a large portion of its territory to the us as part of the terms of surrender of mexico. The mexican empire was never really ok with us annexing texas, seeing as how texan independence was never truly recognized, and we were never really ok with a massive spanish speaking catholic empire dominating the american weast coast. The united states went to war with mexico in 1846 in what is known as the mexican-american war i will share both sides of the issue regarding whether the united states was justified in going to. Which us wars where justified or unjustified mexican american war- justified civil war- totally justified it's was mixed on justification for me for the spanish-american war, was totally justified, we were fighting for the cuban people against spanish imperialism and for a cuban republic.
There were about 1,000 mexican soldiers and 100 young military cadets 6 cadets chose to die fighting than to surrender and today, are known as los niños héroes describe the views on the treaty between the mexico and us from the mexican american war why did some people believe the us was not justified in going into the war to wish. The mexican-american war was a war between the united states and mexico which lasted from april 1846 to february 1848 it stemmed from the united states' annexation of texas in 1845 and from a dispute over whether texas ended at the nueces river (mexican claim) or the rio grande (us claim. Re: was the mexican war justified originally posted by fluffyninja after listening to some of the controversy surrounding the recent absolut vodka ad that ran in mexico, i began to reflect on the mexican war of 1846 and its validity.
In which john green teaches you about the mexican-american war in the late 1840s, and the expansion of the united states into the western end of north america. The mexican-american war (1846-1848) was a long, bloody conflict between the united states of america and mexico over california the mexican-american war (1846-1848) was a long, bloody conflict between the united states of america and mexico over california from 1846 to 1848, the united states of america and mexico went to war there were. American lust for war with mexico was justified by plenty of anti-catholic discourse, gendered and racialized depictions of mexicans themselves, and the notion that mexico was a weak, worthless, and useless country in comparison to the us and that it would be better off if it was taken over by the us. Students will analyze the causes of the mexican-american war and then argue whether or not it was justified objectives in this extended writing task, students will read, analyze, and gather relevant information from text(s) and write an argumentative essay.
The annexation of texas, the mexican-american war, and the treaty of guadalupe-hidalgo, 1845–1848 during his tenure, us president james k polk oversaw the greatest territorial expansion of the united states to date. We cannot judge the mexican-american war by our standards today at the time it was fought, it was justified. Painting of a mexican-american war battle “the war” – from a mexican viewpoint when asked about the mexican american war most americans would probably give a lost and questioning reaction. A second reason the mexican war was justified was an invasion that mexico has passed the boundary of the us (doc b) james polk, an american political wrote to the senate and house of representatives that was a war message from the president. Was the united states justified in going to war with mexico mexican leaders were aware of the near emptiness of their northern lands one way to increase senate], “objections o the mexican-american war,” adopted by the massachusetts state legislature, 1847.
For young american army officers of the time, the mexican war was not only the road to glory, it was the road to promotion--a proving ground for future civil war generals. The united states-mexican war, 1846-1848 download as pdf “we were sent to provoke a fight, this occurred while he was rising to oppose a resolution paying tribute to officers who had served in the 1846-48 mexican-american war adams reasoned that it was wrong to honor soldiers who fought for a dishonorable cause, in this case, to. Primary sources on the mexican-american war questions to think about: as lincoln asserts, the declaration of war on mexico by the us was unjustified, why, from these sources and ch 14 of out of many, do you think president polk and others wanted war hostilities were commenced by mexico, and he repeats that decla-. Americans justified the expansion with the ideology of “manifest destiny,” invoking divine providence, national superiority, and exceptionalism the acquisition of oregon and texas, and the mexican-american war provides another way to approach the ideology of manifest destiny what do these political and diplomatic documents reveal.
American troops were viscously attacked and killed on american soil the mexican army ambushed our men with a larger force, and now we have to respond general taylor and president polk must take strong actions to prevent such a crime from happening again. Therefore, on august 18, 1846, shortly after the war began, american general stephen kearny led 1,458 men into santa fe, the capital of the mexican department of new mexico, and claimed it for the united states.
Mexican-american war jacqulyn de la torre his/110ca 3/16/2015 hadley ajana mexican-american war united states and mexico were two nations headed in opposite directions mexico struggled to maintain a stable government and protect their land. Transcript of was the united states justified to going to war with mexico so in conclusion, the mexican-american war was started by three reasons the americans wanted to expand their land, polk used propaganda to bring the war, and there was an aurgument over slavery. The war that took place between america and mexico can often be referred to as 'the mexican-american war' or 'the mexico war' but to mexico, it was known as 'the us invasion' when mexico had fired upon american soldiers, it was misunderstood that the land they were standing on was america's.