Mexican American War
Paper , Order, or Assignment Requirements
Some historians argue that the Mexican American War of 1846-1848 led directly to the American Civil War of 1861-1865. In a well written and thorough essay, I would like you to lay out the reasons for this argument. How and why did Manifest Destiny, the Mexican American War, and the resulting formation of the Republican Party lead to the Civil War just a few years later. In answering this question, you should definitely include a brief history of what transpired during the 14 years between the end of the Mexican War and the beginning of Civil War and how the social, cultural and political events of the 1850s played such a vital role in leading the secession crisis that began with the 1860 Presidential Election.