The Mexican-American War, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo & the Wilmot Proviso


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Based on what you've learned in this lesson, which of these people would have most likely supported slavery in the new territory?

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1. How did President Polk initially attempt to resolve the border dispute with Mexico?

2. Why did the Mexican-American War of 1846 occur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Mexican-American War was ended by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the conflict. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of what led to the war, how it was fought, and its impact on both combatants.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Opposition to the Mexican-American War
  • Influence of the Wilmot Proviso
  • Provisions of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related US history lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the Wilmot Proviso
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Mexican-American War

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the accompanying lesson, The Mexican-American War, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo & the Wilmot Proviso. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the history of the Mexican-American War
  • Understand why the war was fought and how it ended
  • Know important battles and figures