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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Mexican-American War Causes

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In asking Congress to declare war on Mexico in 1846, Polk charged that Mexico

A

was threatening to support a huge slave insurrection in Texas.

B

had invaded Texas and killed Americans on American land.

C

had formed an alliance with Spain, which was in violation of the Monroe Doctrine.

D

was creating a coalition of Latin American nations in opposition to American actions.

E

deliberately undermined peace negotiations by demanding outrageous sums of money.