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The Border Landed On Us

What factors led to the invasion of Mexican territory by American settlers? How did Manifest Destiny justify this assault? There are many varieties of this question. However, I think this version best captures what is necessary for a comprehensive answer like what I am to give here. However, I think this question warrants its due before a related question catches steam or whatever. We need to talk about this now! The answers to the particular questions highlighted above are as follow: Q1: What factors led to the invasion of Mexican territory by American settlers? A: Racism from what I am coining ‘racial narcissism’ and treason according to the U.S. Constitution Article III, Section 3. Q2: How did Manifest Destiny or MD justify this assault? A: Depends on what the question intends to ask. If what is intended is 'how did the means to pursue Mexican Territory justify its seizure, then the answer could suggest an air of collective (racial) narcissism; a metaphysical conception underpinning …