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What were the causes and consequences of U.S. entanglement with Mexico?  

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kayrae13 | Student, Grade 11 | eNoter

Posted February 7, 2012 at 4:27 AM via web

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What were the causes and consequences of U.S. entanglement with Mexico?

 

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 7, 2012 at 4:40 AM (Answer #1)

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Since this is in with some questions about Woodrow Wilson, I assume that you are asking about American "entanglement" with Mexico during the 1910s.

The main cause of this entanglement was the US's desire for a democratic government in Mexico.  After the Mexican Revolution, Victoriano Huerta had ended up in power.  He was brutal and had not been elected.  Therefore, the US allowed weapons to be sold to his rivals.  The US also seized the port of Veracruz to try to keep arms from getting to Huerta.

The major consequence of this was a worsening of relations with Mexico.  Even the Mexicans who were getting help from the US did not like things like the occupation of Veracruz or Pershing's expedition in pursuit of Pancho Villa.

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francis2000 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 7, 2012 at 5:23 AM (Answer #2)

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The consequences of US entanglement with Mexico in during the Mexican Revolution was the loss of U.S. industry, political  against Americans,

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