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Perspectives of the Mexican American War 1846 - 1848

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http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/mexican_american_war/index.html

Description: Using pdf files of primary sources materials, create up to four products demonstrating multiple perspectives on the Mexican American War. First, is a postcard showing the sites and describing the events. Second is a political cartoon persuading others to your perspective. Third is a poem from the perspective of one of the leaders in the war. As a culminating activity, create an oral report, written report, dramatic presentation, mural, debate, or diary. Standard 4.2.7, 5.8.5, 5.8.6, and 8.8.6

Author: Kathy Goff, Fontana USD

Lesson ID: 812

Land Ownership in California and the Transition to a New Government

http://www.archives.gov/pacific/education/4th-grade/land-ownership.html

Description: After California's transfer from Mexico to the United States, land ownership became one of the major flash points of hostility between native Californians and new settlers. Heavy immigration combined with differences in mapping systems and uncertainty about the validity of Mexican land titles contributed to the resentment felt by both groups. Although Anglo-Americans had been coming to California while it was still governed by Mexico, its cession to the U.S. and the discovery of gold a year later increased the stream of new settlers. And, because the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo guaranteed the property rights of land owners in the ceded territories, the U.S. Government had to sift through competing claims to determine their validity, a process that often took years to complete. To iron out the confusion over land ownership in California, Congress passed "An Act to Ascertain and Settle Private Land Claims in the State of California" in 1851. This legislation established the California Land Commission, which had responsibility for adjudicating the validity of claims to Spanish and Mexican land grants. The new law placed the burden of proof on the claimant. Standard 4.3.5

Author: National Archive - Pacific Region

Lesson ID: 1390

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