RESOURCE:

Sailor's Trousers

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/21/2010

To fight Mexico, the United States had to mobilize, equip, and transport a large force, including both army and navy components.

President James Polk planned a complex campaign. He sent one army under Stephen Kearny to capture New Mexico and then march on to California. Commodore John D. Sloat assaulted California from the sea...


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