Option #2: 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.
- Your paper should be 2 pages long, not including the required Title and References pages.
- Format your paper according to APA style, following the CSU-Global guides (Links to an external site.) in the Library.
- Your paper should include an introduction, a body with at least three fully developed paragraphs, and a conclusion. It should contain a fully developed and supported thesis statement.
- Include a minimum of two academic sources (journal articles, books, etc.) other than the textbook for the course.