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Teaching The Mexican-American War

The Mexican-American War

At the time that gold was found, California belonged to Mexico. Two years later, however, it would be the newest state in the United States. How did the Mexican territory of California become part of the United States? You could say that the story begins farther east—in Texas.

American Yawp
Stanford University Press

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How did the Mexican-American War lead to the Civil War?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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