What was the most interesting or surprising thing you learned about the Mexican American War?

What was the most interesting or surprising thing you learned about the Mexican American War? What do you think the main point the movie wanted you to understand is? Is there something you’re hoping another student can clear up for you that was confusing?

What was the most interesting or surprising thing you learned about the Mexican American War?

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What was the most interesting or surprising thing you learned about the Mexican American War? What do you think the main point the movie wanted you to understand is? Is there something you’re hoping another student can clear up for you that was confusing?

Minimum requirements: One complete paragraph of 100 words or more and thoughtfully reply to at least one other student’s post with 50 words or more. Your responses to others should be at least a couple of sentences and further the discussion, provide insight to the author or other participants, or ask a question that would positively challenge the author. You may choose to appropriately respond to as many discussion threads as possible. Your input and ideas to your peers would be helpful and appreciated.

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Why did the US want the Mexican cession?

The failure of the Wilmot Proviso only put off the issue of slavery for so long. With the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico ceded over 525,000 square miles of territory to the United States in exchange for $15 million and the assumption of Mexican debts to American citizens, which reopened the slavery issue.

What were the most important consequences of the Mexican American War?

The most important consequence of the MexicanAmerican war was the issue on slavery. There were many people opposing it now, the Mexicans and the northerners, while the Southerners needed slavery to keep up with their economy. This made it so that slavery was a hot topic again and the issue was prevalent than ever now.

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