James Polk

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James K.Polk was a hardworking and frequently known president from Tennessee. He was America’s first surprise presidential candidate. Polk was speaker of the House of Representatives for four years and Governor of Tennessee two years. He was consistent, heartless, and knowledgeable public attendant. James Polk wanted to expand the United States western borders to the pacific. He aimed to invade and hold the places he wanted. So he sent Zachary Taylor and four thousand men to invade and hold on to New Mexico and California (pg.263). Those were the actions Polk took leading to the war with Mexico. America won every battle with Mexico (Lecture “The Mexican War”).The results of the war would be, the military officers obtained strategic lessons that they used thirteen years later. More than half of Mexico’s territory and one of their most admired states was stolen from them. Once the United States gained the new territory they affronted an issue that has been inactive since the Missouri Compromise. How would slavery be ranked in the territories?
The charge that Polk provoked a “war of aggression” was a fair one. It was a fair charge because, On January 13, 1846, a frustrated Polk tried to force a showdown by ordering four thousand men, under General Taylor, to march to the Rio Grande near Mexican forces, but nothing happened. Polk then turned to his Cabinet to ask Congress to declare war on the basis of unpaid claims and Slidell’s rejection (pg.263). Even though these pretexts were thin, on the evening of May 9, 1846 the news of bloodshed arrived.
Based on the word aggression, by definition, the United States did provoke Mexican forces to fire and fight in order to gain territorial rights. So for that reason the United States owes the Mexican Government an apology. But what can one expect from a country that was founded on taking and claiming land and territory that…...

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