hist paper #2 - Brandon Ott 826235516 Paul Johnson vs....

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-1Brandon Ott 826235516 Paul Johnson vs. Howard Zinn Paul Johnson and Howard Zinn are two well known authors who have written books on American history, though they do not have the exact same story. After reading the selections on the American expansion and the Mexican War it was obvious that the stories did not completely agree. Zinn and Johnson have different views on why the war was started, common people’s thoughts on the Mexican War, and also governments thought on the Mexican War. Howard Zinn and Paul Johnson tell basically the same story on how the land was acquired, with the annexation of Texas and the aftermath of the Mexican War. Both stories have many facts to back them up but I believe that Howard Zinn makes the better case. Howard Zinn believed that President Polk planned on going to war with Mexico from the start. As Zinn says about the Mexican war “The country was not “excited and impatient.” But the President was.” Johnson on the other hand thought the president wanted a peaceful resolution
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course HIST 150 taught by Professor Mcquillen during the Fall '07 term at Colorado State.

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hist paper #2 - Brandon Ott 826235516 Paul Johnson vs....

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