Manifest Destiny & Mexican-American War
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Writing Activity: American Response to the War with Mexico
In this exercise, your students will examine the varying responses to the annexation of Texas and war with Mexico, discussing these responses in an essay.1. Advise your students that Americans responded to the annexation of Texas and war wi...
Image-Based Activity: "American Progress"
In this image-based exercise, your students will analyze John Gast's celebration of western expansion and design a counter-image chronicling the underside of "progress."1. Show your students this famous 1872 painting by John Gast, entitled...