I love finding sites curated by fellow history loving bloggers and was quite pleased to discover History Present. But even more interesting, was to find that the blogger is embarking upon a study of the Mexican-American War of the 1840s. This war resulted in the mostates. This is a war that occurred almost 200 years ago but finds its way into very current debates. The causes of that war and the ‘blame factors’ are still hotly contested. It’s a fascinating war to study. I loved it as a student significant land loss for Mexico and a most lucrative land acquisition for the United Stand find that it inspires tremendous interest in my own students.
Over at History Present we can join in on one blogger’s journey through that war and discover what conclusions can be drawn. Please hop on over to the site.