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The Mexican War The Mexican War promoted the national interest fully with all the right reason for the two countries to go to war. Mexico, which had never recognized Texas's independence, claimed the Nueces River as the border between Texas and Mexico. The United States, however, upheld Texas' claim to the land between the Nueces and the Rio Grande. The boundary claimed by Texas was established by the defunct 1836 Treaty of Velasco that ended the Texas Revolution. The national interest has been raised due to the Mexican War. The Mexicans remembers the things the Americans did to them in the past and this can be one of the causes of the war. “Long-memoried Mexicans have never forgotten that their northern enemy tore away about half of their country.” “The war also marked an ugly turning point in the relations between the United States and Latin America as a
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Unformatted text preview: whole.” This is all sited in “The American Pageant.” The Mexicans feel that they are going to war is for their best. The Americans feels that it is in their defense to go to war with Mexico. “Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory, and shed American blood upon the American soil. She has proclaimed that hostilities have commenced, and that the two nations are now at war.” This source came from James K. Polk himself. The national interests are raised due to these causes. The Mexican War promoted a lot of national interest throughout the war. “We are fighting this war cheerfully, not reluctantly-cheerfully fighting this war for Texas; and yet we seek not to change the character of her institutions,” from David Wilmot. The common citizen’s curiosity rose completely for the Mexican War....
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