Mexican American War

Mexican American War
Mexican American War
Mexican American War
Mexican American War
Mexican American War
Mexican American War
Mexican American War
Mexican American War
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23 MB|38-slide pdf presentation, 3-page graphic organizer
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Mexican American War.

Key words include:
Bear Flag Republic
Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
Manifest Destiny
John C. Fremont
Niños Heroes
Gadsden Purchase

This presentation examines:
- The refusal of the United States Congress to admit Texas as a state
- How Sam Houston convince (tricked) America into annexing Texas
- What is Manifest Destiny and its role in the West
- The reasons why America declared war on Mexico
- The reasons why Americans are divided over the war
- The Battle of Buena Vista
- The Battles at the Port of Veracruz, San Diego and Santa Fe
- John C. Fremont’s role in California’s independence
- The final battle of Chapultepec and the signing of the Guadalupe-Hidalgo Treaty
- Why the United States wanted land from the Gadsden Purchase
- An overview of the causes and outcome of the Mexican American war

Overarching Question (Thinking Focus Question):
- What were the causes and outcomes of the Mexican American War?

**CAN BE ALTERED!** This is lesson 14 of the Industry and Westward Expansion Unit. It comes with an engaging and visually appealing 38-slide PowerPoint presentation with easy to understand content illustrated with charts and pictures. This PowerPoint lesson is accompanied by a three-page graphic organizer - answer key included!

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Here are other lessons in this unit you may be interested in:

Lesson 8: Industrial Revolution (Part 1)
Lesson 9: Industrial Revolution (Part 2)
Lesson 10: Clay's American System and Protective Tariff
Lesson 11: Nullification Act and Indian Removal Act
Lesson 12: Oregon Trail
Lesson 13: Texas and the Alamo
Lesson 14: Mexican American War
Lesson 15: California Gold Rush
UNIT: Industrial Revolution and Westward Movement UNIT - Part 2 of 2

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Total Pages
38-slide pdf presentation, 3-page graphic organizer
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
55 minutes
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