1-Imagine you are a historian, and the only existing sources of evidence
regarding the conquest are documents from Indigenous sources. What can we
conclude by analyzing the Florentine Codex, the Annals of Tlatelolco, as well
as the excerpts from Oaxaca and Yucatan that best describes the conquest
from the perspective of the Indigenous population?
2-In 1844, U. S. President James K. Polk ran on a Democratic platform that
supported manifest destiny. Manifest Destiny is the idea that Americans were
predestined to occupy the entire North American continent. The last act of
Polk’s predecessor, John Tyler, had been to annex the Republic of Texas in
1845. Polk wanted to lay claim to California, New Mexico, and land near the
disputed southern border of Texas. Mexico, however, was not so eager to let
go of these territories. What ensued later is referred in the historical records as
the Mexican American War. Examine the causes that precipitated the
Mexican American War, as well as the end result of this conflict.