Unit Five Activities

The Mexican-American War
Use these document excerpts to complete the chart on the arguments for and against American expansion to the Pacific, even at the expense of war with Mexico, in the 1840s. On the lines provided below the chart, summarize your opinion: Was war with Mexico in the national interest?

Wedges of Separation: Cause and Effect Review Activity
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Wedges of Separation Chart
Nobody disagrees about the sequence of major events from 1850 to 1861 that led ultimately to the outbreak of the Civil War. What is more interesting is the WHY the war broke out when it did. The events are called the wedges of separation. It is your task to decide the relative importance of each wedge and the role it played in causing the Civil War. Using your textbook and notes, complete this chart.