Was the United States right in declaring the Mexican-American War (yes) or could it have been avoided (no)?

Asked by: mrhaboy
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  • The Mexican-American War is a pointless war and it could have been avoided

    The United States believed in manifest destiny (a belief in the U.S. that its settlers were destined to expand across North America) and this was already achieved with acquiring Oregon country, so there was no reason to declare war with Mexico (so basically that war was declared out of greed). All of the battles in the war took place in Mexican territory and in the disputed territory between Mexico and Texas (the Thornton Affair, Siege of Fort Texas, Battle of Palo Alto and the Battle of Resaca de la Palma all took place near Brownsville, Texas (at the time was part of the disputed territory) and that statement that Polk made that "Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory, and shed American blood upon the American soil" was in fact false, no battle, incident or skirmish has ever occurred outside of Mexico, and also, it was the Texan settlers who started this mess since they are the ones who violated the Mexican constitution by bringing slaves into Mexico which was abolished and for refusing to convert to Catholicism (article 3 of the Mexican constitution of 1824) and speak Spanish.

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