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The Annexation of Texas - Manifest Destiny Mexico WarThe rise of manifest destiny in the United States had a powerful impact onall Americans and eventually led to war with Mexico The term manifestdestiny as used in the 1840s described the inevitability of the continuedwestward expansion of the United States Berkin 356 The annexation of Texaswhich followed the American victory over Mexico was controversial but wasjustified because the people occupying the land needed a civil government After the Mexican revolution against Spain in 1821 it was a given thatpresent day Texas New Mexican Arizona and California belonged to MexicoHowever it was readily apparent that Mexico was having difficulty controllingthis vast region of land with a very diverse population The capital of MexicoMexico City was nowhere near the region of land it was supposed to be governing The government in Mexico was constantly undergoing changes and wasnt evencapable of governing Mexico itself The fact that the government had no lawspreventing Americans from settling in the region of land that would later becomepart of the United States caused an influx of pioneers These pioneers chose toignore Mexican customs and religion only to cause extreme tension between theTexians the Non-Hispanic settlers in Texas and the Tejanos the Mexicansettlers in Texas Also in present day Texas and New Mexico several Indiancivilizations such as the Comanches were not going to let anyone govern them thateasily The Texas Revolution that broke out on September 29 1835 showed that theinhabitants of Texas mainly American migrants didnt think the Mexicangovernment and constitution they were supposed to abide by was adequate Whenthey did achieve independence the constitution that was written up was basedlargely on the constitution of the United States One man responsible for thisconstitution was Lorenzo de Zavala a liberal politician who felt that theMexican government was unsuitable for the ideals the people of Texas had and thatrevolution and eventual statehood would be best for their way of life Thisaction was very important when
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