Artfully blending history with geography, this unique video uses animated maps to illustrate why the United States and Mexico first argued over Texas, what happened in the course of the fighting, and how the war's outcome affected both countries. Illustrations from the period appear onscreen while changing lines and colors on the main map record events before, during, and after the 1846–48 conflict. Viewers meet military leaders like Zachary Taylor, Winfield Scott, and Santa Anna along with Robert E. Lee and U.S. Grant. Includes a brief history of Latin America and the Texas Revolution. Grades 5–12. Color. 29 minutes. ©2000.
"One of the most crucial topics in American history finally gets the attention it deseres in a concise video perfectly suited to classroom viewing."
Highly Recommended—Video Librarian