The Civil War


came about for many reasons. Among them, probably the biggest, was the Mexican war. This war was mainly about the U.S. trying to gain more spanish territory to complete its manifest destiny.
President Polk had been eager to compromise with britian on the division of the Oregon Territory because the United States was already at war with Mexico. The war came about for several reasons. Maxican patriots were still angry with the american annexation over Texas. So we insisted that the Texas border would be the Rio Grande. But on the other hand the Mexicans insisted it would be the Nuces river. Finally, controll of the mexican government changed hands quite often and these ...

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rio grande and to build a fort to blockade the river. To mexico this was an invasion of their territory. Mexican troops therefor crossed the rio grande and in a small battle wounded sixteen American soldiers. This was the Beginning Spark of war.
The Mexican people were more united about the war then the americans were. Mexicans felt that they were defending thier territory against invaders. In the United States the war was popular in both the south and the west. Where expansion settlement was especially strong. But then on the other hand, in the Northeast, it was not popular at all. Religiouse groups such as the unitarians and the congregationalists felt it was immoral to support a stuggle that would bring about more slavery.
Well in the end Mexico lost its nothern Territories its capital city and thousands of soldiers. Santa Anna stepped down and a new Mexican government made peace.
Now that America had two new territories they had to make rules and ...

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