summarize the arguments of antiwar opponents

This week, you have examined the debates over Mexican-American War. After reading the historical documents for this week, compose a short essay in which you:

1. Summarize the arguments of antiwar opponents (100-150 words).

2. Summarize the arguments of war supporters (100-150 words).

3. Very briefly, take a side and explain why you favor one position over the other (100-150 words).

You are expected to pull evidence from the documents. NO OUTSIDE SOURCES ARE ALLOWED. You may draw from the lectures and the textbook reading to help provide context BUT your post should draw evidence primarily from the historical readings for evidence.


Boyer. America: A Very Short Introduction. 2012. 9780195389142

Read Boyer, pp 35 – 37*

Holton. Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia. 1999. 9780807847848

Holt. The Fate of Their Country: Politicians, Slavery Extension, and Coming of the Civil War. 9780809044399