Mexican-American War Crisis of 1846

History / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
Examines the United States’ policy during the early to middle nineteenth century through the five general concepts of: isolationism, expansionism, imperialism, idealism, and exceptionalism.

`The United States’ policy during the early to middle nineteenth century can be examined through the five general concepts of American foreign policy: isolationism, expansionism, imperialism, idealism, and exceptionalism. Each of these concepts was prevalent during the crisis leading up to the Mexican-American War of 1846. The precipitating causes of the war are deeply rooted in the domestic and international affairs of the United State and in the personality of President Polk and his clandestine desire to acquire California.`


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