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Teaching "American Blood on American Soil"

"American Blood on American Soil"

While Polk awaited the Presidency, the trouble of Texas resurfaced.Congress admitted Texas to the Union in a joint resolution passed the day before Polk's inauguration. Mexico was outraged. Inclusion in the United States would forever rule out the possibility of re-acquiring the lost province.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What events allowed President Polk to declare war on Mexico?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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