How did president Wilson justify his invasion of Mexico?
Wilson is a mugg, que no sabe, no sabe.
The "final straw" many believe was the sinking of Lusitania, but what really pushed president Wilson to ask for a declaration of war was the Zimmerman note which asked Mexico to invade The United States and Germany would support Mexico with the public wanting war with Germany, Wilson had no choice but to plead with the congress to go to war.
The US did not recognize the revolutionary government of Victoriano Huerta. US sailors were arrested at Tampico. Although they were soon released the US demanded a 21-gun salute to the American flag as an apology, which was refused. Wilson was given false information indicating that the Germans were sending a shipment of guns to Veracruz, so Wilson sent in the marines. The guns were found and confiscated and the port was held. Public opinion favored…
Nothing really, as all of them were involved in the World War 1. It was however, seen by the British as a hasty maneuver by president Wilson, as it could have started a war between the United States and Mexico. This was badly seen, as there were many British economic interests that could be affected by such war, including oil and mining operations throughout northern and eastern Mexico.
To prevent a shipment of German arms from reaching Mexico, President Wilson ordered the invasion and occupation of the Mexican port city of Veracruz on April 1914. This resulted in approximately 200 dead and many more wounded. At the time, relations between both countries were already poor, and put both countries at the brink of war.