In occupied america acuna states that euro americans

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In Occupied America, Acuna states that euro-americans believed that “according to the theory of Manifest Destiny, the United States was the embodiment of the City of God on earth
and the European race were chosen people predestined for salvation[…]God had made them custodians of democracy and that Euro-Americans had a mission[...]to spread his principles to the “New World.” Their mission, their destiny made manifest, was to spread the principles of democracy and Christianity to the unfortunate people of the hemisphere.(46)” and the justification for settlers to build an empire for their own good fortune while exploiting Native peoples, and Mexicans, as well as other Latin Americans. European settlers were notoriously selfish and arrogant in that they believed their culture and the different aspects within that culture; race, religion, etc., made them superior to Natives and Mexicans inhabiting Texas and other territories on Mexico’s northern boundary. This ideology helped build a strong sense of misplaced entitlement and authority over the Mexican people; which became their reason to go to war. The secession of Texas by european-american texan rebels was unfair and unmerited. By the time President of Mexico, Santa Anna, attempted to establish order and centralize power by dissolving congress and ordering Texas to obey Mexican law in 1835, the Mexican population of Texas was severely outnumbered 7,800 to 30,000 US settlers. In Occupied America, it is stated that european americans “intended to obey Mexican laws just so long as the laws did not interfere with their property rights—which meant their right to own slaves—and they reacted negatively to Mexico’s attempts to enforce its laws. (41)” The anglo-settlers of

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