Mexican-American Interaction: The American Perspective
The most dramatic event in the history of relations between Mexico and the United States took place a century and a half ago. U.S. historians refer to this event as “The Mexican War,” while in Mexico they prefer to use the term “The U.S. Invasion.”
In a paper, discuss the annexation of Texas, the Texas Rebellion against Mexico, and the Mexican-American War from the American perspective. What were the underlying issues in the conflict, from the American perspective? Why did the United States believe it was justified in its actions? Conclude your discussion by explaining the outcome of the war.