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  1. The Mexican-American War was a conflict between the United States and Mexico, fought from April 1846 to February 1848.Won by the Americans and damned by its contemporary critics as expansionist, it resulted in the U.S. gaining more than 500,000 square miles (1,300,000 square km) of Mexican territory extending westward from the Rio Grande to the Pacific Ocean.

  2. a. Protecting slavery was a major cause of the Mexican Independence movement, so the Mexican government adopted a number of laws to protect and expand slaveholding b. The Mexican government protected slavery and imprisoned abolitionists c. There were hardly any slaves in Mexico, but it remained legal and rare through the 1850s d.

  3. Identify how America's involvement in World War II impacted Mexican Americans and Mexican migrant laborers. Correct Answer(s) - The bracero program enabled over 200,000 Mexican citizens to work in the United States legally on one-year contracts during the course of the war.

  4. Nov 09, 2009 · The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed on February 2, 1848, ended the Mexican-American War in favor of the United States. The war had begun almost two years earlier, in May 1846, over a ...

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