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US Intervention in Latin America Week 2-1 Manifest Destiny and War with Mexico

US Intervention in Latin America Week 2-1 Manifest Destiny and War with Mexico

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Political Science 149 Duncan Manifest Destiny and War with Mexico Mexican Independence 1. Colonial Mexico was economically and politically stable 2. Republic of Mexico (1821) o Economic and political nightmare o Most problems arose due to destructive nature of the war for independence o During the period of 1821-1850 only one president finished a full term o Weakness of government invited foreign intervention 3. Implications for the US o MX had land that US wanted o John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson offered money to buy various pieces of land from Mexico Mexico continued to refuse which baffled US Texas 4. Move to Texas o Mexico allowed Americans to settle in Texas so they could Mexicanize them into Texians o Eventually the US citizens (Texians) outnumbered the Mexican citizens (Tejanos) Texas was a magnet for US citizens because of the cheap land o Texians did not convert or give up slaves and instead Texas becomes tied to the US 5. Seeds of rebellion o
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