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Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site

offers lessons on initial battles of the U.S.-Mexican War. Topics include key individuals in the war, regular soldiers and volunteers, uniforms, war medicine, "debating the boundary," the price of expansion, and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The lessons are designed for elementary and middle school students. (National Park Service)

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Interesting Fact:

On May 8, 1846 troops of the United States and Mexico clashed on the prairie of Palo Alto. The battle was the first in a two-year long conflict that changed the map of North America. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site preserves the site of this notable battle and provides an understanding of the causes, events, and consequences of the first war between independent Republics.
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The Battle of Palo Alto


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