United States History Question of the Day

©Greg Feldmeth 2013
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The Mexican-American War


The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo resulted
in a huge transfer of land to U.S. control
(Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)

Question 131471

In the Mexican-American War

(A) American troops greatly outnumbered their Mexican opponents
(B) most of the fighting took place north of the Mexican border
(C) most European observers predicted a quick and decisive American victory
(D) Whig opponents of President Polk complained that one of the motivations for the war was to extend the spread of slavery
(E) California was captured by American forces after a long and costly series of battles

Answer & Explanation

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