The Mexican-American War

The Mexican-American War

When war broke out against Mexico in May 1846, the United States Army numbered a mere 8,000, but soon 60,000 volunteers joined their ranks. The AMERICAN NAVY dominated the sea. The American government provided stable, capable leadership. The economy of the expanding United States far surpassed that of the fledgling Mexican state. Morale was on the American side. The war was a rout.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What factors helped the U.S. army succeed in this war?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas, RH.3 - Historical Process

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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