The Causes of the War of 1812 and American Mexican War Was it a Justified War? "After reiterated menaces, 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 at war," is what President James K. Polk has sent to the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in May 11, 1846. The American Mexican War began for which state would have annexed Texas. The War of 1812 began for many reasons.
Gold was discovered on Cherokee lands in 1829. Settlers poured in to stake their claims. Influenced by "gold fever" and a longing for expansion, many bleached societies turned on their Cherokee neighbors. The U.S. government eventually decided it was time for the Cherokees to be removed. President Andrew Jackson's military command and his life were protected thanks to the support of 500 Cherokee allies at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814.
American imperialism was first exercised through trying to annex Texas. I can definitely say that America was going to take over some of Mexico’s territories, which consisted of the more important land masses of California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Texas. After Mexico constructed its new constitution in 1835 that centralized its powers and outlawed slavery in all of Mexico’s territory; American settlers in Texas declared independence from Mexico, making it the first act of imperialism of Verdin 2 America. After Texas declared independence from Mexico, President and General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna disgusted by The United States imperialistic ways; Lead his army to Texas where his plan was to stop the rebellion. Long behold General Santa Anna was defeated by t... ... middle of paper ...
The Indian Removal Act of 1830 gave America an immense chance for development. The Indian Removal Act was “an Act to provide for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the states or territories, and for their removal west of the river Mississippi”(Indian Removal Act of 1830 ). The small nation underwent a great change in many aspects. Forcing Native Americans out by establishing the Indian Removal Act impacted American history by bringing political, economic, and geographical changes. In exchange of thousands of innocent lives, America furthered its power by controlling more land, gaining more valuable resources, and obtaining freedom to expand.
After failure of attempting to purchase the land from Mexico, the devious action of independence of Republic of Texas set up a strong base for the Americans continuous bullying Mexico. Due to the conflict between the US and Mexico regarding to the boarder line of Lone Star Texas, in May 1846, the Mexican American war starts. This unfair war continues until 1847, these two countries start to negotiate, 1848, Mexico signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. In result, over half of the land Mexico is taken away by America. By the Mexican American war, America become one of the biggest country in North America and established the dominate position in the world.
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This act of Mexico accidentally triggered the detonator of the war. When the news of the slaughter came to president Polk, he approached the Congress and claimed, Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded the American territory, and shed American blood upon American soil. Therefore, on May 13, 1846, the war is officially
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The Manifest Destiny is the idea of continental expansion by the United States, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, which naturally occurred out of a deep want and need to explore and conquer new lands and establish new borders. This idea contributed to several wars, including the US-Mexican War. Mexico and the United States had its share of territorial issues. With only four more days of his presidency, on March 1, 1845, President John Tyler signed the Texas annexation bill. When the United States formally offered annexation to Texas in 1845, Mexico, protested.
Cinco de Mayo "After Mexico gained it's independence from Spain in 1821, it faced internal power struggles that left it in a volatile state of rebellion and instability for years." In 1846, the Mexican government, under the dictator Santa Anna, went to war with the United States. As an outcome of that war, Mexico lost a large amount of land--the land we now know as Texas. In 1854, Juan Alvarez and his troops led a successful revolt to drive Santa Anna out of power. One of Alvarez's strongest supporters was a man by the name of Benito Juarez, a Zapotec Indian leader.