Unformatted text preview: between expanding on Mexican territory and Native territory is that Mexico had an army big enough to start a war, whereas the Natives were in small groups, scattered all throughout the country. So the point I am trying to get at is that when America was expanding from the east to the west, they fought the Natives off there land, which was somewhat justifiable at the time. So when they expanded into Mexican territory, they were basically just trying to fight off a different group of people but for the same reason, expansion. Again, do I believe that a war of that purpose would be justifiable in this day and age? No. Do I believe that it is justifiable being the circumstances 160 years ago? Yes. And besides, we won California…what a fine piece of land....
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course HIST 22 taught by Professor Menzing during the Spring '08 term at Saddleback.
- Spring '08