The Mexican War Persuasive Essay by ResearchRiter

The Mexican War
A discussion of the motives of the U.S. in the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848.
# 125026 | 500 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper provides a brief discussion of some of the major incidents and events in the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848. The discussion is used to show the war was primarily a land grab more than America fulfilling its special mission under Manifest Destiny.

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"The Mexican War ended with Mexico ceding Texas, California, Nevada and Utah to the U.S., along with vast portions of four other states. Although many argue that the Mexican War was necessary in order to fulfill the destiny of the U.S. and secure control of Western lands, especially in light of Mexican aggression, the war was, in reality, a blatant and overzealous acquisition of territories rich in resources and strategic interest to the U.S. The war was guided by the..."

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