Neighbors and Strangers*

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Neighbors and Strangers*

  • 1998 ----- color ----- 55 min ----- vhs
  • (U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848) series, Part 1) Tells the dramatic story of a war in which Mexico lost almost half of its national territory--including all of the states of the present American Southwest--to the United States. Explores the events surrounding the conflict between two neighboring nations struggling for land, power and identity. In 1836, Texans--most of them immigrants from the United States--rebel against Mexico. A Mexican army arrives in Texas to put down the rebellion but is defeated at the Battle of San Jacinto. Ten years later, Texas is annexed by the United States, and the United States and Mexico become embroiled in a border dispute. In April 1846, Zachary Taylor's troops clash near the Rio Grande with Mexican forces under the command of General Mariano Arista. The battles at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma signal the beginning of war. (Closed-Captioned) [Funded in part by the Jackson School of International Studies] (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (History: American, History: Latin American, Latin America, Mexico, Political Science: American, Political Science: Latin American, War and Peace)