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The War with Mexico constitutes an episode and by no means an unimportant one in the history of the American Union Its brilliant scenes and stirring incidents have attracted unusual attention and they must long continue to be remembered - John S Jenkins Historian 1850 The Mexican War has generally been condemned by American historians as the foulest blot on our national honor Mexico had insulted the US flag plundered the commerce imprisoned our citizens lied to US representatives and neglected our envoys As early as 1837 President Jackson said that Mexicos offenses would justify in the eyes of all nations immediate war Americas war with Mexico has been labeled both then and since an unprovoked and unjustifiable war of aggression and territorial aggrandizement However this holds contra For one thing Mexico refused to recognize the annexation of Texas This is one of the justifications that the war wasnt for territory or that the war was the United States fault DOC A The annexation of Texas was a perfectly fair transaction For nine years since the victory of San Jacinto in 1836 Texas had been an independent republic whose reconquest Mexico had not the slightest chance of effecting In fact at the very moment of annexation the Mexican government at the suggestion of England had agreed to recognize the independence of Texas on condition that the republic should not join itself to the United States Therefore we were not taking Mexican territory then in annexing Texas The new state had come into the Union claiming the Rio Grande as her southern and western boundary By the terms of annexation Texas referred all boundary disputes with Mexico to the government of the United States President Polk sent John Slidell of Louisiana to Mexico in the autumn of 1845 to adjust any differences over the Texan claims Despite Slidell efforts to get a hearing two successive presidents of revolution-torn Mexico refused to recognize him and he
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