The paper "People's History of US: (1492 - Present) by Howard Zinn" is a good example of a book review on history. There are certain similarities in the nature of the Indian and the Mexican takeover, as discussed by Zinn. First, the US did not have any respect for the rights of either the Indians or the Mexicans (Zinn, 27). Any attempted resistance to the takeover was greeted by force and ruthlessness by the US army, as they sought to repel the resistance and forcefully take over the territories that they were interested in.Another similarity is the fact that the US was the aggressor in both the Indian and the Mexican takeovers (Nichols, 268). Even though the war with Mexico was pitched on the premise that Mexico had attacked the US in its territory, the US had first perpetrated acts of aggression against the Mexicans with the help of General Taylor (Zinn, 304). Thus, the US was the first aggressor, aiming at searching for a reason to attack both Indians and Mexicans, and take over their territories.