There are several reasons President Woodrow Wilson involved America in the affairs of Mexico. These reasons include:
Wilson was a committed Christian and proponent of the “New Freedom” philosophy that advocated for democracy and self determination. He also believed that America had a moral obligation to foster global democracy by helping people under oppressive rule in other countries attain democracy. Mexico at the time was undergoing persistent political upheaval under the rule of despot Huerta and his predecessors. Wilson was compelled to act.
b. Economic Interest
Many Americans lived in Mexico and their number is said to have been more than the sum of all other foreign nationals in Mexico. In fact, it is said that by the time of the upheavals, 50,000 Americans lived and owed property in Mexico. It is further estimated that Americans owned 43% of the land in Mexico. Under the reign of Diaz,...
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