In 1846, the united states declared war against mexico thoreau and other northern critics of the war viewed it as a plot by southerners to expand slavery into the southwest thoreau had already stopped paying his taxes in protest against slavery. Mexico lost about half its territory to the united states in the war, including much of what later became arizona, nevada, utah and california but calderon also said mexicans deserved some blame. The united states in 1846 was not justified in going to war with mexico the united states did not have proper justification to respond with violence against the mexican government the war with mexico came at a time when much of the country had strong feelings of manifest destiny. The united states went to war with mexico in 1846 in what is known as the mexican-american war i will share both sides of the issue regarding whether the united states was justified in going to. I do not think that there is any way to justify the us's decision to go to war with mexico in 1846 at least, there is no way to justify it using modern standards of what is right and wrong.
The american way of going to war arose because of the nature of the united states it was a new nation founding a new world—a new order for the ages—in purposeful contrast to old europe and its imperial ways. Viewpoint on the war with the united states,” voices of mexico, issue #41, center for research on north american (cisan), national autonomous university of mexico, 2006 the most dramatic event in the history of relations between mexico and the united states. In 1846, the war with mexico & america was beginning but many americans and mexicans questioned if going to war was the most justified thing to do the war was ignited by three reasons. In conclusion, the armed conflict between mexico and the united states from 1846 to 1848 was the product of deliberate aggression and should therefore be referred to as the us war against mexico.
The war between the united states and mexico had two basic causes first, the desire of the us to expand across the north american continent to the pacific ocean caused conflict with all of its neighbors from the british in canada and oregon to the mexicans in the southwest and, of course, with the native americans. The united states-mexican war, 1846-1848 in 1846, president james k polk cited the unpaid balance as one reason to go to war against mexico and in 1847, he cited it as reason for mexico to cede its northern provinces to the united states however unjust the war against mexico, many americans have celebrated its results as a boon to. Was the united states justified in going in war with mexico in 1846 ulysses grant called it one of the most unjust wars in history he felt it was a ruthless land grab (or at least he thought this when he wrote his memoirs after leaving the white house) try google: search united states of mexico 1846 war united states of. The mexican american war (full documentary) the following president, van buren also felt america was not ready to go to war with mexico over texas the matter of texas admission to the united states also became embroiled in the slavery issue.
The united states in 1846 was not justified in going to war with mexico the united states did not have proper justification to respond with violence against the mexican government the war with mexico was also a product of the united states’ belief of manifest destiny. Mexico was angry over the admission of texas as a state in the united states as long as texas was an independent republic there was a chance that texas would again become part of mexico, which had a better legal claim to texas than the united states. The mexican–american war, also known in the united states as the mexican war and in mexico as the american intervention in mexico, was an armed conflict between the united states of america and the united mexican states from 1846 to 1848.
It forced mexico to give the united states upper california and new mexico (called the mexican cession), made the rio grande the border between us, and the united states gave mexico 15 million. The mexican-american war was waged between the united states and mexico from 1846 to 1848 learn more about the causes of the mexican-american war and its outcome. Events from the year 1846 in the united states in this year, the united states declares war on mexico, starting the mexican–american war incumbents federal the united states declares war on mexico may 22 – the associated press is founded in new york city september 21–24: battle of monterrey (mexican–american war.
Tensions between the united states and mexico grew when the us annexed the republic of texas on march 1, 1845, a territory mexico still considered its own on june 24, president james k polk ordered the us navy to seize all harbors of the californias should war break out with mexico. Was the united states justified in going to war against mexico in 1846 please review my answer answer: i would say that yes, the united states was and is justified for going to war against mexico in 1846. In a blatant obfuscation, polk announced to the american people that “mexico has passed the boundary of the united states, has invaded our territory, and shed american blood upon american soil.