Students will read two conflicting primary sources on the Mexican American War. One source is for the war and the other is against the war. They will then make judgments about the documents and decide if the United States was justified in going to war with Mexico.
This lesson comes with two primary source documents on the Mexican American War, instructions on how to write a good five paragraph essay and sentence starters and prompts to help struggling writers. These are writing skills that will last a lifetime for your students!