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When I read John C. Calhoun Opposes Incorporating Mexico, 1848, I immediately acknowledge where he stands. He tries to convince the president, James K. Polk, that accepting the 22 mexican states would be a bad idea. At the time the U.S was separated by race and viewed cacasians as a higher race. So the thought of allowing 22 states with mixed blood of more than two million into a state of one million was dumbfounded to John calhoun. Even suggesting they will never be able to fit in our self government. Stating “are they fit for self-government and for governing you?”. And “are you, any of you, willing that your states should be governed by these twenty-odd mexican states with a population of about only one million of your blood, and two or three million of mixed blood?”. And that taking in these states will tarnish the pure white american dream that they have worked hard, and fought hard for. And while taking a look at John A. Dix Advocates Expansion onto Mexican Lands, 1848. I can see that he focuses on the expansion of the

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