Mexican American War
Chapter 16 and 17
California History Social Science Standards Addressed:
8.8: Students analyze the divergent paths of the American people in the West from 1800 to the mid-1800s and the challenges they faced.
8.8.2: Describe the purpose, challenges, and economic incentives associated with westward expansion, including the concept of Manifest Destiny and the territorial acquisitions that spanned numerous decades.
Students will consider multiple sources to compare what life was like for various types of pioneers moving west