The Mexican War Essay Research Paper Against

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The Mexican War Essay, Research Paper Against The Mexican War Through this essay Thomas Corwin is stating his opposition to President Polk?s adamant propaganda of ?manifest destiny.? Corwin points out that stealing Mexican land would only create domestic desputes back in the United States between slave-holding states and non save-holding states. Corwin states that the acquisition of new land would lead to desputes about weather of not the new land should be deemed slave territory or free territory and weather or not slavery would be permitted in its boarders. These statements act as a eerie forecast of the disputes which will lay the plot for the Civil War that comes two decades latter. Corwin, being a republican was greatly disturbed by the fact that with the acquisition of

new land would bring about the option of carrying the immoral and inhumane act of slavery into the newly acquired territories. Corwin states that a proclamation of war on Mexico would be a direct act of treason against the United States. Because the offspring would lead to much civil conflict and further risk blood shed on the domestic home front. Corwin expresses a sympathetic view of Mexico, by stating that the land is just a part of Mexican heritage as Washington D.C. or New York is to the United States. Corwin points out that it is the invasion of U.S. troops into Mexico which has caused war, and proposes that a retreat of all U.S. troops stationed on the Mexican borders would restore peace to out nation and prevent further blood shed over this pretenses of war. Rhetorical

Devices: Rhetorical Question: ?Have you not room enough in your own county to bury your dead?? Parallelisms: ?But this same America goes into a sister republic, and says to poor, weak Mexico, ?Give up your territory, you are unworthy to possess it…? England might as well, in the circumstances I have described, have come and demanded of us, ?Give up the Atlantic slope-give up this trifling territory from the Allegheny Mountains to the sea…? Ethos: ?The senator from Michigan says he must have this (more land). Why, my worthy Christian brother; on what principle of justice?? Pathos: Invokes a sense of pity on behalf of Mexico: ?There I bled for liberty! and shall I surrender that consecrated home of my affections to the Anglo-Saxon invaders? What do they want with it? They have

Texas already.? Logos: ?Sir, look at this pretense of want of room. With twenty millions of people, you have about one thousand millions of acres of land, inviting settlement by every conceivable argument, bring them down to a quarter of a dollar an acre, and allowing every man to squat where he pleases.? The Case for Public Schools This essay is an attempt by Horace Mann to enlighten the public on the fact that the lack of public education is one of the greatest problems faced by the country at that time. Mann points out the fact that the uneducated will suffer oppression both in society and by economic stand points from the educated. He also points out that public education would be beneficent to society in that the education of more people would instigate the architecture of

new technological inventions as well as the formations of new thoughts and ideas. He also states that a man?s intellectual ability will not be put to use if it is deprived of the essential tool of education. Another belief Mann holds is that with out better public education our nation would descend on a downward gradient towards total barbarism and lack of social and economic improvements. Mann feels that the greatest of all economic concerns with the country is the lack of wide-spread public education which would change consumers into producers which in-turn would greatly improve the worldly economic status of the United States. Mann holds the view that every man should have the opportunity to create his own wealth and become financially prosperous, but without the essential