mexican american war

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Patrick Kennedy Latino History in U.S. May 2, 2007 The Mexican American War The Mexican war was fought in 1845-1848 mainly in U.S. interests, and due to the American belief of manifest Destiny; that expansion was the destiny of their growth. The Mexican War still has tremendous effect on our nation today. The Mexican population still holds a grudge against the U.S. for taking what they thought was their land. This war was viewed differently from Mexican point of view as an invasion; this showed that they little power and the U.S. had chosen the right time for attacking and using Manifest destiny to encourage people to expand their territory. Having James Polk as president the U.S. was moving in to a territorial expansion, especially having the right resources and has chosen the correct period of time, time during which Mexico had social, political, and economic problems. A great influence in for which the U.S. chose this period was that Mexico had gained its independence from Spain not to long ago and
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course HIST history 90 taught by Professor Barbaradriscoll during the Spring '08 term at Tufts.

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