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Standard 5.0 History

Topic C. Conflict between Ideas and Institutions

Indicator 2. Analyze the emerging foreign policy of the United States

Objective d. Explain causes and effects of the Mexican-American War

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Have students write state resolutions either supporting or countering Massachusetts’s condemnation of the Mexican American War. As part of the resolutions, have students write “whereas” statements listing either objections to the war or reasons for support.

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