Americans Coming, Conflict Erupting
Mexican Govt. to Allow Americans to Buy Property on Coast
War of Mexico
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
In American history Americans have taken a lot of land because of their belief in “Manifest Destiny” and have, in the past, taken Mexican’s land and diluted our culture. Now, they are trying to get our shores and areas near the border for something along the lines of a “lifelong vacation”. This land will not be used by Americans to assimilate into our culture or live alongside our people, but quite the opposite. They will eventually keep moving and make our culture less prominent, to the point of living near the border and moving boundaries deeper into Mexico. Then, just like during the War of Mexico, take land before it is even addressed because they are already living there. Our people would be forcefully shut out of the area, and all that the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo has done to try and make borders and satisfy the Americans is not enough, because they just keep wanting more of our land. If we let them keep taking our culture rich areas, eventually everyone will be using our land that is so dear to us for leisure life and maybe even renting it out instead of having true people of our country live there and commute with their fellow people. In the long run, this may hurt our way of life and create segregation of communities between Mexicans and Americans.
The Settlement of Texas
Texas War of Independence
The purchase of land on the Mexican coastlines being insulting is understandable. They have been through a lot. In the Texas War for Independence more than half of the Mexican army was killed. The Mexicans were friendly enough to let some of the Texans become citizens and live there, but the Americans did not want to follow Mexican rules and convert to Catholicism. The Mexicans also did not want slavery to be a part of their living style. The Americans however wanted slaves and revolted. This made the Mexicans and the Texans to have a war of Texas Independence. The Texans ended up winning the war and their independence. The Mexicans lost the war but they didn't have to worry about the Texans disobeying. It is understandable that they would not want to go through with that again.