War & Expansion

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How did the United States come to acquire two of its largest states? Your class members will learn about the sequence of events that led to and immediately followed the acquisition of Texas and California, including the Mexican-American War, California gold rush, and the Compromise of 1850.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Engaging speaker and animations
  • Includes brief example of how one might analyze a primary source
Cons

  • Speaker moves quickly through material, so instructor will need to pause and further explain concepts 
  • Learners should already have some background information about the topic