Americans viewed conflict as a necessity to expand westward, due to the Manifest Destiny: a belief proposing continental expansion of the United States. This belief however, was actively promoted by slave owners who wanted to increase their power - Polk was a North Carolinian native, and raised in Tennessee. After the war, both Texans and New Mexicans were actively targeting Native Americans to expand such dark endeavor. This way of thinking however, was unsustainable and eventually led to the American Civil War (1861-1865).
For Mexicans, it was a war provoked by the United States, who annexed Texas - a "rebel province" that had split-up from Mexico after the Texas Revolution (1835-1836). Mexico had warned the US that annexation would mean war, and it ultimately did, even if they didn't start it: due to skirmishes among Texans and Mexicans in a no man's land between the Nueces and Rio Grande rivers, the conflict escalated and was used by Polk as a pretext to start the war.
Nowadays, this war is considered the foundation of what later would be the United States as a superpower: without California and Texas, the United States may have ended up as another Canada. For Mexico, it was the beginning of a series of wars that undermined the country's economic vitality for almost a century and resulted in the struggling third world country it is today.
That would be highly unlikely as Mexicans are Americans.
In America there are more Americans and in Mexico there are more Mexicans.
Americans are Mexicans.
Not a the moment.
i think Mexicans because Americans don't even know what Mexicans can do to them when their mad. so do you hear that Americans don't mess with Mexicans. unless you want to end up in a hospital.
Mexicans and Americans fought in the battle of Puebla
12 million Mexicans living among Americans is the proof.
Because Americans don't have what Mexicans have. Durr! They got pretzels, we got churros! :D We just emazing! ♥
Their view points were mostly the same that was the problem. Mexico considered Texas a rebelling state with in its border while the US considered Texas a free nation already annexed and therefor with int its border. In the end both began settling what was rightfully still property of the Omaha natives resulting in a war over land claims that were both acknowledged as viable internationally.
They are Mexicans
Mexicans are Americans.
No but they are taking it from the americans
mmm Mexicans? he was not a racist biggot like most Americans
When? There have been many conflicts of Mexicans against Americans, Spanish and French.
Many Americans believed that they were better then the Native Americans and Mexicans.
The Mexicans who settled in Texas who speak Spanish are called Mexicans. Those who speak English are called Americans.
If they were born in American or become American citizens, then they are Americans.
Yes, Mexicans are Native Americans. Hispanic is not a race, but a cultural label that can be given to anyone who speaks Spanish.
Genetics. Most Mexicans have a 50/50 of genes from Native Americans and White Europeans.