U.S - MEXICO WAR Term Paper by ABCs

A discussion of the Mexican-American war in the 1840s and America's history of expansion.
# 111251 | 3,146 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper discusses the historical Mexican-American War during the 1840s in which the U.S added Texas to one of her states. The author recounts the events of the war leading to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, where Mexico surrendered other territories which were to become the states of New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, and parts of Wyoming and Colorado. The paper also critiques the U.S's arrogant justifications of claiming the rights to other territories due to the exploding immigration during the 1800s.

From the Paper:

" Those who supported the Mexican war included Southern states and those people of northeastern region who felt that America had a right to expand westward since it was a bigger nation and could maintain and sustain large populations and lands. Some were however against this philosophy, especially the abolitionists. They also claimed that Mexican war was the result of political aspirations of President Polk. This was a harsh attack but it did help in launching opposition campaigns against the President. It was because prior to the war, Polk has made it clear that government had no intentions of acquiring any land from Mexico."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • James M. McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, Oxford University Press, 1988
  • Primary source: Dissident voices: Lincoln's Spot Resolution December 22, 1847. http://www.animatedatlas.com/mexwar/lincoln1.html
  • Primary Document: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo http://www.animatedatlas.com/mexwar/guadalupehidalgo.html
  • Hamilton, Zachary Taylor: Soldier of the Republic (Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1941)
  • K. Jack Bauer, The Mexican War, 1846-1848 (New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1974)

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