The Annexation Of Mexico Essay

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“The object of war is victory; that of victory is conquest; and that of conquest is preservation (Charles de Secondat).” War is both a necessity and a parasite. It is a necessity for one to conquer and fulfill ambitions, while the parasite trying to destroy and create havoc in the same discussion. The annexation of Mexico would face both of these predicaments, but the necessity for prosperity and stability outweighs the parasite’s wants and desires. Bringing forth Mexico into the union would only benefit the new country both globally and locally. Mexico has too much to offer to ignore the positive consequences that unification brings forth. Endless possibilities for change for the people, brings about change for the future.
Since Mexico and America have been noticed on the world scale as major countries, our militaries have been close knit in all major scuffles in history. From the Mexican Revolution and Spanish-American war in the 1800’s, to the wars in the middle east. We have helped them as much as we have confronted them. Confrontations between us date back to the debate over Texas, New Mexico and California, up to manifest destiny. Who controlled what land rights made this a hot-bed of trouble and questions.
When american citizens began to experience Manifest Destiny in the 1840’s, it made the idea of annexation very real. Congressmen John, Robertson made very radical pushes during this time to annex Mexico. He saw it as a great business opportunity, letting both nations have the opportunity to have prosperity (Robertson 5). With Manifest Destiny coming to a close towards the 1850’s, not very many people in the US congress supported the idea because the Mexican Revolution had created a new country to government in Mexico.
Rebirth and a renewed idea of annexation came apparent again when the industrial revolution spread its advances out west once again. The railroad made it very possible to be able to bring and take goods to and from Mexico with relative ease. But like all sudden things, the idea of annexation faded like its accomplice, the industrial revolution.
Jumping 150 years down this cultural road, we come to the impact of immigration and the border of these two nations. What defines a border between these two nations? A river? An imaginary line drawn in the dirt by some surveyor? As suggested by Mr. Anselment and his colleagues, the border between us and Mexico needs to be strengthened and immigration laws need to be as strict as possible for those trying to get on US soil (survey/interview). Nearly 11.7 million, that’s right, 11.7 MILLION illegal immigrants live and have jobs within the US boundaries (Steve A. Camota, 2013 Homeland Security Immigration Numbers).

With this increase every year of nearly 200k illegal aliens, some believe that if the United States government decides to try and annex the entire country or acquire territory within the boundaries of...

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