American Experience

Slavery and the Mexican-American War

Clip: Season 25 Episode 12 | 1m 10s

The Mexican-American war (1846-1848) changed the slavery debate. It almost doubled the size of the United States and began a debate, between Northerners and Southerners, over what to do with the newly acquired land.

Aired: 01/15/13

Rating: NR

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