US-Mexican War (1846-1848) Navigate the following website in order to answer the questions that follow.
What were the main goals of President James K. Polk’s 4 point plan?
What were both the long term and short term causes of the US-Mexican War?
Select one of the major battles listed to report on. Discuss who was involved (include important individuals), give significant details of the battle, and discuss the results of the battle and its impact on the war.
Briefly describe what life was like in the US Army during the war.
Briefly describe what life was like in Mexican Army during the war.
Identify and describe the efforts of one War Correspondent discussed on this site.
What provisions were in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?
What were some of the other lasting effects of the war?
Go to the “biographies page”, select 3 Americans and 3 Mexicans and briefly discuss their contributions to US-Mexican War.
Check out the “timeline map”. It is a really cool interactive map that shows you the progression of American expansionism during this era, with all kinds of interesting facts, etc. Select any one point from the “before the war” tab on the map and summarize what you learned. Do the same for any one point from the “war years” and “after the war” tabs and do the same thing.
Now go to the following website on the Alamo: http://www.thealamo.org/battle/battle.php
What was the Alamo used for prior to war?
What role did the Alamo play in the Texas Revolution?
Why do you think the Alamo is considered to be such an important historic site?
Select one “Defender” of the Alamo and briefly discuss tell us about them and their contribution.
Discuss one “Myth of the Alamo” and tell us the reality of this myth.