In this thread, mystic2311 said:
To which Philbuck responded:
Reply from mystic2311:
Your understanding of history is drastically distorted. The two nations in question were the U.S. and Texas. That’s right, Texas was it’s own country first, independent of the United States.
Texas did begin as a Mexican colony. When Texas was founded, Americans migrated to the Texas colony because they felt welcomed by the Mexican government. At first, the Anglo colonists lived in peace with the Mexican government. However, the Mexican government began to take more interest in Texas, and assert more control. The government began to become more corrupt. This corruption sparked the Texicans (as they called themselves, to reflect connection to Mexico) to protest. Those protests escalated through actions from the Mexican government. This lead to the Texicans revolting. There was no control by the U.S. government at any time in the Texas revolt. The Texicans (who eventually dubbed themselves Texans to show separation from Mexico) did not immediately seek to join the U.S., nor did they feel themselves interested at the time to become a U.S. territory or state. Rather, they formed their own independent government, and after the successful revolt, their own independent nation.
Subsequently, the Texans decided it was advantageous to join the United States. The United States felt it advantageous to allow Texas to join. Each independent government voted to allow it to happen.
Manifest Destiny played no part in the Texas revolt from Mexico.