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Heroic Defense of the Garita de BelénHeroic Defense of the Garita de Belén
by Pedro Lehnert
DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

The purpose of PBS/KERA's bi-national education project, "The U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848)," is to provide schools and other educational institutions with accurate, substantive and editorially balanced materials that shed light on one of the most significant events in the history of the United States and Mexico. Incorporating substantial teacher input, the resources developed not only examine the war, but also address the complex issues that confronted the two young republics as they struggled to define themselves and their place in the world.

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