The Mexican-American War Comparison Essay by cee-cee

The Mexican-American War
Compares the historical, political and social environments of Mexico and the U.S. at the time of the Mexican-American War.
# 114967 | 1,860 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper explains that the Mexican-American war pointed out the wide differences between two very opposing societies. Whereas the American nation represented a new emerging society in which the norms and the rules were inspired by an old system of laws and democratic beliefs, the author relates, the society of the Mexican nation still showed signs of the rule of the Spanish colonial system upon which this country was based. The roles played by minority groups in the armies of the United States and Mexico, the paper emphasizes, are important because they shed light on the way in which these groups were treated and on their influence on the outcome of history.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Abel, A. H. (1992) The American Indian in the Civil War, 1862-1865. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.
  • Africans in America. (n.d.) Revolution. The Revolutionary War. Retrieved 14 March 2008 from
  • Grinde, D.A. Jr. (1984) "Red vs Black: Conflict and Accommodation in the Post Civil War Indian Territory, 1865-1907". American Indian Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 211-229.
  • Jenkins, P. (1997). A history of the United States. New York: Palgrave
  • Meed, Douglas (2003). The Mexican War, 1846-1848. New York: Rutledge.

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"The Mexican-American War" 30 June 2009. Web. 23 May. 2022. <>