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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- Fall '09
- The American, Mexican–American War, Rio Grande, Republic of Texas