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There were many events that led to the Mexican War Its major culprit is the hostilities between the United States and Mexico This contempt led to the provocation of the United States into a war with Mexico President Polks words to Congress suggest this Mexicohas shed American blood upon American soil War exists andexists by the act of Mexico herself The Mexican War was justified on the part of the United States The main cause of the war is usually blamed on the annexation of Texas into the Union This idea is much too shallow because the causes root deeper than that There are minor causes that accumulated and led to the start of the war One of the most obvious is the Annexation of Texas At the time Texas was an independent republic The people have chosen to secede from Mexico and join the Union Another cause is the problem with the claims against the Mexican Government by United States citizens for property damages a result of the frequent revolutions and instability of the period Yet another is the desire of Americans to acquire California They had feared the possibility of it falling into British or French rule They did not want European neighbors This would be a threat to the welfare of United States It can be considered as an act of protection and security Finally the poor foreign diplomacy between Mexico and the United States is last straw that broke the camels back The Mexican Government played a large role in the increased hostilities between the two nations They were disgruntled about losing Texas and did not want it to be a part of the United States As a result they ceased diplomatic relations with the United States Government President Polk personally dispatched American envoy John Slidell to negotiate terms to maintain friendly relations Slidell attempted to work a deal and agreed to cover all the US
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