Westward Expansion: America's Push to the Pacific: The Mexican-American War, 1st Edition

  • Laura Loria
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  • ISBN-10: 1680487698
  • ISBN-13: 9781680487695
  • DDC: 973.6
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 9th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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On first glance, the Mexican-American War seems to be a simple border dispute. However, upon closer examination, it is clear that the war was also about slavery, politics, citizenship, and resources. Illuminating text explores the events preceding the war, the motivations of the key players, and the effects on Mexican, American, and indigenous people. Primary source material will bring the reader back in time to the period of westward expansion in America, when manifest destiny went from idea to reality. Colorful images, period maps, and provocative questions about the war engage young readers with this exciting period in American history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Story of Texas.
2: Texas Statehood Leads to War.
3: Fighting in Mexico.
4: Path to Victory.
5: When the Dust Settled.
For Further Reading.