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  • Polk, they contended, had provoked the Mexicans to attack in order to start a war against a weak neighbor so that the U.S. could acquire with relative ease the desired western territory.
    • DancesWithWolves
      https://teachinghistory.org/history-content/ask-a-historian/22205
  • You make it sound like he just decided this on a whim!! "On May 12, 1846, the United States Senate voted 40 to 2 to go to war with Mexico. President James K. Polk had accused Mexican troops of having attacked Americans on U.S. soil, north of the Rio Grande. But Mexico claimed this land as its own territory and accused the American military of having invaded." https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/Senate_Votes_for_War_against_Mexico.htm#:~:text=On%20May%2012%2C%201846%2C%20the,American%20military%20of%20having%20invaded.

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