I'll just go through APPARTS as nobody put up the new strategy on the wiki

APPARTS


I. Author: Who created the source? What do you know about the author? What is the author’s point of view?

The Author is not stated on this document. This document presents a factual representation of military movement during the war.

II. Place and Time: Where and when was the source produced? How might this affect the meaning of the source?

The time and location of this document is not stated, nor could the information be inferred. The analysis of this document is done on the basis that the facts conveyed are sound and unbiased.

III. Prior Knowledge: Beyond information about the author and the context of its creation, what do you know that would help you further understand the primary source?

The Mexican-American War was initiated between America and Mexico due to diplomatic instability concerning the disputed territory. The settlement of the Mexican-American War came through with both parties signing the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on February 2, 1848. With this treaty, Mexico ceded the territories of New Mexico and California to the United States of America for $15 million. The treaty also provided that the Mexican residents of the new territories would become U.S. citizens.

As a result of the Mexican-American War, the United States of America gained 500,000 square miles of land.

IV. Audience: For whom was the source created and how might this affect the reliability of the source?

The audience is not limited to certain persons.

V. Reason: Why was this source produced at the time it was produced?

This document is aimed to convey a factual representation of military movement during the war.

VI. The Main Idea: What point is the source trying to convey?

The source is pointing out what land Mexico ceded due to the war and also the battles of the war that led up to the ceding of the territory. According to the source, the United States won every battle but one and was also the aggressor in the war.

VII. Significance: Why is this source important? What inferences can you draw from this document? Ask yourself, “So what?” in relation to the question asked.


This document shows the movement of each sides' troops. Therefore one can infer the flow and phase of the war. Also we can tell how much of which area was gained by United States from this war. Also, we must notice that there are only two organized movements in the Mexican army. This allows us to infer that the Mexicans were not unified under a leader and that they either were militias that just stayed in their towns waiting for the Americans to invade their towns or were just too disorganized to call an military. This map clearly explains the different conditions that the two armies had: The Americans were able to hold organized troops that were able to use the waters, even the Pacific Ocean, while the Mexicans seemed to be disorganized without a clear military leader, thus not showing any organized troop movements.