11/27 Mexican-American War

Today we examined the Mexican-American War as an example of Key Concept 5.1: America continued its Westward Expansion and increased its influence on foreign powers.

Please read through each part of the timeline.  Then highlight the most important WHO, WHAT, WHERE, and WHEN in each part.  Next, use the highlighted phrases to write a single summary sentence for each part of the timeline.

Mexican American War Timeline

Finally, respond to the following prompt: Briefly explain how the Mexican-American War is an example of Westward Expansion increasing the United States influence over others.

Please consider this video clip as a concise summary of the Mexican-American War: