SAT Subject US History Practice Question 165: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 165

56. The Mexican-American War was caused primarily by

A. a border dispute between Mexico and Texas
B. an unpaid debt that Mexico owed the United States
C. the involvement of the United States in the 1836 Texas revolution
D. the overthrow of the Mexican administration and its replacement by a military regime
E. the Texan siege of the Spanish mission/fort known as the Alamo

Correct Answer: A

Explanation:

All the choices are true, but only A was the spark that actually set off the war in a direct sense.

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