Option #1: Mexican-American Interaction: The Mexican Perspective
The most dramatic event in the history of relations between Mexico and the United States took place a century and a half ago. U.S. historians refer to this event as “The Mexican War,” while in Mexico they prefer to use the term “The U.S. Invasion.”
In a paper, discuss the annexation of Texas, the Texas Rebellion against Mexico, and the Mexican-American War from the Mexican perspective. What were the underlying issues in the conflict, from the Mexican perspective? Why did Mexico believe it was justified in its actions? Conclude your discussion by explaining the outcome of the war.
• Your paper should be 2-3 pages long, not including the required Title and References pages.
• Format your paper according to APA 7 guidelines. CSU Global’s Writing Center has an updated page on APA 7 guidelines including paper formatting: LibGuides: CSU Global Writing Center: APA7 Paper Formatting (Links to an external site.)
• Your paper should include an introduction, a body with at least three fully developed paragraphs, and a conclusion. It should contain a fully developed and supported thesis statement.
• Include a minimum of two academic sources (journal articles, books, etc.) other than the textbook for the course.