Make notes on the following questions based on the video clip you just watched and your work on the interactive timeline.
1. What do you think was the role of the media in this story?
2. What were some of the events in the lead-up to the war just before and after Slidell's failed mission?
3. What do you think might have happened if the news about Slidell's mission had never appeared in the Mexican press?
4. Do you think that would have been a better or worse result than what actually happened?