During the 1800s, the world was able to witness many crucial events that led to the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848. During the early 19th century, Mexico had declared its independence from Spain in 1810. Mexico fought Spain from 1810 to 1821, when officially they split from the Spaniard empire. Mexico back then wasn’t the same Mexico we know now. California and Texas were part of the Mexican territory. After Mexico gained independence, Texas wanted to gain independence from Mexico. This is what came to be known as the Battle of the Alamo. The Alamo was “a mission compound in San Antonio,” according to the reading by Eric Foner in his book “Give Me Liberty” (Foner, 471), where people were taught about Catholicism and teach them about God. In this battle, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, from the Mexican side, had sent his army in 1836 to surround the Alamo because he didn’t want to lose Texas. As a result of the battle, 187 Americans and Tejanos were killed. De...
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...3). After Mexico gained independence from Spain, it later suffered a great loss. The war itself came with great losses. Many casualties resulted from the war. But at the end of the war, the United States gained what it wanted, which was land. The US government made it possible to open up the way from sea to shining sea. The gates to a great nation were opened on February 2, 1848. The United States that we know now wasn’t built in one day, it took years to be what it is today. Whether we agreed to what happen or not, we should appreciate what we have now. It’s a good nation, but we are not done here. We will have obstacles on our way, but if we work together, we can make it work. Many more good things will come our way and we will make America a better place. Future generations will look back at all the accomplishments this nation has done, so let’s make good choices.
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