This week you learned about the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). In the primary source Against the Mexican War, Thomas Corwin, an American Senator, ominously foreshadows how the U.S. war against Mexico would result in a Civil War in the United States.
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- Identify Corwin’s intended audience. Why do you think Corwin addresses this particular audience?
- Corwin states that there will be an immediate consequence for the United States if it continues its war against Mexico. What does Corwin say is the immediate consequence?
- Corwin states that the immediate consequence of the Mexican war will produce an “internal commotion” in the United States. Summarize what this “internal commotion” is and how it will bring the United States into a “collision point.”