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Through this essay Thomas Corwin is stating his opposition to President Polksadamant propaganda of manifest destiny Corwin points out that stealing Mexican landwould only create domestic desputes back in the United States between slave-holdingstates and non save-holding states Corwin states that the acquisition of new land wouldlead to desputes about weather of not the new land should be deemed slave territory orfree territory and weather or not slavery would be permitted in its boarders Thesestatements act as a eerie forecast of the disputes which will lay the plot for the Civil Warthat comes two decades latter Corwin being a republican was greatly disturbed by thefact that with the acquisition of new land would bring about the option of carrying theimmoral and inhumane act of slavery into the newly acquired territories Corwin states thata proclamation of war on Mexico would be a direct act of treason against the UnitedStates Because the offspring would lead to much civil conflict and further risk blood shedon the domestic home front Corwin expresses a sympathetic view of Mexico by statingthat the land is just a part of Mexican heritage as Washington DC or New York is to theUnited States Corwin points out that it is the invasion of US troops into Mexico whichhas caused war and proposes that a retreat of all US troops stationed on the Mexicanborders would restore peace to out nation and prevent further blood shed over thisRhetorical Question Have you not room enough in your own county to bury yourParallelisms But this same America goes into a sister republic and says to poor weakMexico Give up your territory you are unworthy to possess it England might aswell in the circumstances I have described have come and demanded of us Give up theAtlantic slope-give up this trifling territory from the Allegheny Mountains to the sea Ethos The senator from Michigan says he must have this more land Why my worthyChristian brother on what principle of justicePathos Invokes
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