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As the war with Mexico escalated many people blamed the United States for attacking the lesser and weaker country As US pressed for manifest destiny the people in the north called it an American iniquitous The American government later admitted to the wrongdoing of Mexico by paying conscience money The people in the south who wanted Texas as a new expenditure to the slave states blamed the war on Mexico They used a little clash as an excuse for war they stated that Mexico shed American blood on American soil Based on the documents I formed the opinion that United States was directly responsible for the war with Mexico if we used the resources in our power it could have been avoided As to our diplomatic history we avoided conflicts such as this in the past so we could have avoided this one Document one supports our direct blame for the war President Polk and congress both supported annexation of Texas and were in favor of accepting Texas as a slave state This further more carries the belief of manifest destiny President Polks letter justifies the cover-up of the Mexican war and also blames the war on Mexico The letter stated that Texas agreed to join the United States and the Rio Grande acted as the boundary between Texas and Mexico It also stated that if the Mexican Army crossed the border the US would move into Texas defend her and drive the Mexican Army back to her territory Mexico disagreed with the Rio Grande being the border and therefore war was waged The United States supported a belief in Manifest Destiny The United States believed that California belonging to Mexico would eventually fall to England so the US took California before that could happen If California was taken over by England it would give her a mass of land on the West Coast This would supply England with a strategic position and would
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