HIUS 221 Mindtap Activities 7 Liberty University Solution

10.6 The U.S. War with Mexico

Prior to entering a war against Mexico over regional independence and a disputed border, the United States Texas.

In spite of insistence by Mexico that its border with Texas lay at the River, Americans fought to set it farther south.

Which statements about the Mexican-American War and its aftermath are true? Check all that apply.

The war ended at the 1848 Battle of the Alamo, as U.S. troops surrounded the Mexican fort and forced a surrender.

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo resulted in the United States annexing Texas and Mexico controlling the American stronghold of Cuba.

The Mexican response to American forces was hampered by Mexico’s lack of military resources.

Desertion was common during the war in part because of harsh discipline and poor compensation for soldiers.

Under orders from President Polk, General led forces south into disputed territory to establish the Texas border at the Rio Grande River.

Which statements about the Mexican-American War and its aftermath are true? Check all that apply.

Wilmot’s proviso effectively made Attorney General John C. Calhoun the arbiter of racial policy in newly acquired Mexican territory.

As a result of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, nearly 600 million acres of Mexican territory was acquired by the United States.

President Polk called for war with Mexico, claiming that an attack on U.S. soldiers in disputed territory occurred on American soil.

Desertion was common during the war primarily because American soldiers feared the superior weaponry of the Mexican army.

Texans claimed independence from Mexico starting in 1836, when Mexican generalwas defeated.

During the 1830s and 1840s, Texans regularly fought against with the help of federal forces.

In 1846, American settlers began the Rebellion, attacking a Mexican garrison. The rebellion left Mexican forces disorganized and vulnerable to subsequent attacks.

Which statements about the Mexican-American War and its aftermath are true? Check all that apply.

In 1848, U.S. and Mexican officials signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, an agreement by which the United States bought California, New Mexico, and all of Texas north of the Rio Grande River.

Wilmot’s proviso legalized slavery in newly acquired Mexican territory to help the development of the region.

General John C. Calhoun led the least successful American campaign of the war. All of his men were massacred at the Alamo.

In response to the American incursion, Mexican president José Joaquín de Herrera mobilized Mexican troops to defend the country’s territory.

11.1 Picturing History

The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 led to a greater number of territories available to decide for themselves whether to become in the United States. This decision to allow or prohibit slavery was determined by in accord with the concept of popular sovereignty. The map of 1854 demonstrates that partisans from the were most successful in recruiting settlers to the Kansas territory.